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1024 Bit-RSA encryption cracked in 100 hours
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Mar 8, 2010, 12:22 PM
 


[W]e report on the first physical demonstration of a fault-based security attack of a complete microprocessor system running unmodified production software: we attack the original OpenSSL authentication library running on a SPARC Linux system implemented on FPGA, and extract the system’s 1024-bit RSA private key in approximately 100 hours.
http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~valeria/r.../DATE10RSA.pdf

That's some crazy shit.
Takes "brute force" to a whole other level.

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Mar 8, 2010, 12:48 PM
 
According to the copyright info inside the PDF, this dates to 2007. And no pictures of the hardware farm used in the attack.
     
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Mar 8, 2010, 12:50 PM
 
Yeah, but given that the majority of PCs are infected with malware, I bet some less scrupulous person could have a botnet that cracks RSA keys in a matter of hours. Wouldn't surprise me if it already exists.
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Mar 8, 2010, 12:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
According to the copyright info inside the PDF, this dates to 2007.
Where do you see that ?

Must be a mistake, since they reference works as late as Aug 2008.

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Inside the PDF, call up the document info. In Preview, Command-I
     
   
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