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Re: [tor-talk] NSA supercomputer


Is there a reason 1024 bit keys, instead of something higher is not used? Do higher bit keys affect host performance, or network latency?


Written on my small electric gadget. Please excuse brevity and (probable) misspelling.

George Torwell <bpmcontrol@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

a second guess would be going after 1024 bit keys.
there is also a video on youtube from a recent con about the feasibility of
factoring them, <"fast hacks" or something like that> at the end, jacob
applebaum asks about it and they advise him to use longer keys or elliptic
curves crypto.

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