Length of time to crack PGP? (Was Re: PGP approved for export

David Eison (gt0518b@prism.gatech.edu)
Thu, 29 May 1997 23:28:16 -0400

>In fact, according to estimates published by the U.S. government, it would
take > an estimated 12 million times the age of the universe, on average,
to break a
> single 128-bit message encrypted with PGP.

Where on earth did this number come from?

Does anyone know how long they project it takes to crack DES?


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