Issue No.01 - January/February (2007 vol.5)
Willi Geiselmann , Universit?t Karlsruhe
Rainer Steinwandt , Florida Atlantic University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2007.20
Discussion in asymmetric cryptography circles currently focuses on 1,024-bit RSA key security. Interestingly, in this discussion, a major argument put forward for the insecurity of 1,024-bit RSA isn't due to paramount theoretical progress but to hypothetical hardware devices for factoring large numbers. Unlike quantum computers, these special-purpose designs try to work within the bounds of existing technology; this article looks at the ideas underlying some of these designs and their potential.
cryptography, RSA, key security
Willi Geiselmann, Rainer Steinwandt, "Special-Purpose Hardware in Cryptanalysis: The Case of 1,024-Bit RSA", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.5, no. 1, pp. 63-66, January/February 2007, doi:10.1109/MSP.2007.20