Bill Stewart <> writes:

> Basically, 2048's safe with current hardware
> until we get some radical breakthrough
> like P==NP or useful quantum computers,
> and if we develop hardware radical enough to
> use a significant fraction of the solar output,
> we'll probably find it much easier to eavesdrop
> on the computers we're trying to attack than to
> crack the crypto.

Another breakthrough in integer factoring could be sufficient for an
attack on RSA-2048.  Given the number of increasingly efficient integer
factorization algorithms that have been discovered throughout history,
another breakthrough here seems more natural than unlikely to me.


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