Monthly Archive: October 2013

The new approach was inspired by a remark made …

The new approach was inspired by a remark made by the third author during his presentation of the factorization of the 768-bit RSA challenge at Crypto 2010: “We estimate that the energy required for the factorization would have sufficed to bring two 20° C Olympic size swimming pools to a boil.” […] Larger quantities of water need to be considered to fully appreciate the security offered by practically relevant cryptosystems. On average, The Netherlands enjoys a healthy daily average of 82 million cubic meters of rain […] It is found that 80-bit symmetric cryptosystems, 160-bit cryptographic hash functions, and 1130-bit...