768 bites the dust!


A multinational team announced on January 7th that they, together with hundreds of computers, running for two years, carrying out about 2^67 instructions, factored RSA-768.  For more details, see their paper. They suggest that this result should encourage everyone to follow NIST’s recommendation to phase out 1024-bit RSA keys.

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