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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2007 vol. 5)
ISSN: 1540-7993
pp: 63-66
Willi Geiselmann , Universit?t Karlsruhe
Rainer Steinwandt , Florida Atlantic University
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

R. Steinwandt and W. Geiselmann, "Special-Purpose Hardware in Cryptanalysis: The Case of 1,024-Bit RSA," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 5, no. , pp. 63-66, 2007.
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