RSA-240 cracked by Inria


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Emmanuel Thomé and his colleagues at the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (Inria) have cracked the largest key so far. The team factored RSA-240, an RSA key with 240 decimal digits. The total computing time took was equivalent to a single computer core running for almost 4000 years.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2226458-number-crunchers-set-new-record-for-cracking-online-encryption-keys/

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/math/a30149512/longest-encryption-ever-cracked/

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/scientists-break-largest-encryption-key-yet-with-brute-force/d/d-id/1336560

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