[Wolves] PGP

Jon Farmer jonfarmer at enta.net
Thu Aug 12 14:14:46 BST 2004

fizzy wrote:

> Or just makes the NSA write harder to spot back doors
> :) That is if they aren't cracking pgp already, truth
> is, no-one really knows...

If we mention NSA enough do you reckon they might take an interest in 
the LUG?

Truth is the NSA probably can crack PGP with their amount of computing 
power in a reasonable time. As I understand it the main thing is to be 
able to factor prime numbers and with the key sizes available these days 
you need to throw some serious CPU's at that.



Jon Farmer
Systems Programmer
Entanet International Ltd
GPG Fingerprint ABCB 6E92 59B8 001F FE9C  0817 A2D6 0151 FF49 9040
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