New RSA factoring challenge solved
( go to the article → https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2019/12/03/new-rsa-factoring/ )
How hard is it to factor large numbers? And how secure are encryption methods based on the difficulty of factoring large numbers? The RSA factoring challenges were set up to address these questions. Last year RSA-230 was factored, and this week RSA-240 was factored. This is a 240 digit (795 bit) number, the product of […]
Dec. 4, 2019, 12:16 a.m.