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+ - 1024-bit RSA encryption closed to being hacked

Submitted by Madas
Madas (866312) writes "Scientists are close to cracking 1024-bit RSA encryption. Apparently, a team of researchers working in Europe and Japan have cracked a 307-digit Mersenne number using the special number field sieve method developed by cryptology professor Arjen Lenstra. The scientists think that it will be a cinch to crack 1024-bit RSA encryption using the same method. The security industry shudders!"

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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