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Re^2: crypt function has string length limit?

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Jul 24, 2017 at 16:09 UTC ( #1195890=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread crypt function has string length limit?

You cannot mathematically reverse-engineer the string to find out what password it represents

I find this interesting: 1024 bit pgp keys hacked


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Re^3: crypt function has string length limit?
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 24, 2017 at 16:19 UTC
    An interesting result. That type of attack is mostly effective against smartcards and other "secure hardware" devices. Basically, if someone has physical access to a piece of technology, they can get the secrets out of it somehow. Also, 1024-bit RSA keys have been considered insufficient for like 15 years.
Re^3: crypt function has string length limit?
by RonW (Vicar) on Jul 26, 2017 at 23:10 UTC

    An interesting, non-mathematical attack. No doubt, there's a way to do that with hashing algorithms, as well.

    Though, as soon as a big enough quantum computer can be built, the RSA algorithm is doomed (Shor's algorithm)

    (Also, in Australia, mathematical laws don't apply.)

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