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Re: 1024-bit RSA keys in danger of compromise (fwd)

  • From: Brad Barnett
  • Date: Mon Mar 25 21:36:45 2002

On Mon, 25 Mar 2002 18:05:53 -0800 (PST)
Len Sassaman <[email protected]> wrote:

> A machine that costs $2 billion today, according to Moore's law, will
> cost about $200,000 20 years from now. Not counting inflation. That will
> be well within many people's budgets.

Hmm.  Something very interesting about that, is the fact that someone
could basically just dump tons of data to a hard drive, and have it
available when they could afford to decode it.

Some information is definitely quite valuable even five years down the