Re: Length of time to crack PGP?

speed@ns.connext.net
Fri, 30 May 1997 00:37:40 +0000


> >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?

It is obviously incorrect, since a 384-bit PGP key has already been
broken.