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[Discuss] KeePassX

Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at> writes:

> Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> I't has been a while, but if I recall, Derek was on a team that cracked
>> an RSA key. I don't remember the details,but I still remember Derek's talk.
> RSA issued a number of factoring challenges for a range of RSA key
> sizes from 100 to 2048 bits:

Yep.  It was RSA-129, which was not part of the formal RSA Challenge,
but rather was the number that Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman put forth in
the 1977 Scientific American article.  It took us 5000 MIPS-years over a
period of 9 months in 1993-94 to factor the key.


       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
       Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board  (SIPB)
       URL:    PP-ASEL-IA     N1NWH
       warlord at MIT.EDU                        PGP key available

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