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Confusion over SSL and 1024 bit keys, (Tue, Oct 7th) 0

Confusion over SSL and 1024 bit keys, (Tue, Oct 7th)

Yesterday and today, a post on reddit.org caused quite a bit of uncertainty about the security of 1024 bit RSA keys if used with OpenSSL. The past referred to a presentation given at a cryptography conference, stating that 1024 Bit SSL keys can be factored with moderate resources (“20 minutes on a Laptop”). It was suggested that this is at least in part due to a bug in OpenSSL, which according to the post doesn’t pick the random keys from the entire space available.