[rc5] PGP's encryption?

Alex Bischoff abischof at vt.edu
Fri Oct 24 10:41:23 EDT 1997


At 07:15 AM 10/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Just a thought,
>Has there ever been a serious effort put forth to crack PGP keys of
>various sizes?  (other than the U.S.'s NSA of course :))
>
>The encryption code is widely available, maybe Phil Zimmermann at
>pgp.com would put $10K on the line?
	PGP keys, of nearly any decent size, are almost impossible to crack. PGP
uses, AFAIK, 128 bit IDEA to encrypt the your private key on your hard
drive, and (usually) 1024 bit (or higher) RSA for the public/private keys.



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|     export-a-crypto-system-sig RSA-3-lines-PERL                 |
|     #!/bin/perl -sp0777i<X+d*lMLa^*lN%0]dsXx++lMlN/dsM0<j]dsj   |
|     $/=unpack('H*',$_);$_=`echo 16dio\U$k"SK$/SM$n\EsN0p[lN*1   |
|     lK[d2%Sa2/d0$^Ixp"|dc`;s/\W//g;$_=pack('H*',/((..)*)$/)     |
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