`Dan Boneh had an interesting paper on this topic a few years back`

`giving some evidence that that "breaking RSA" might in fact be easier`

`than factoring. However, it defines "breaking RSA" as being able`

`to DO the private-key operation, not as knowing the private key`

`(because the latter lets you factor).`

`Boneh and Venkatesan. "Breaking RSA may not be equivalent to`

`factoring." Eurocrypt '98. Springer-Verlag LNCS 1233. 1998.`

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