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Facebook's outmoded Web crypto opens door to NSA spying

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July 2, 2013

Facebook's outmoded Web crypto opens door to NSA spying

 In 1999, Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Gilmore built a custom machine called "Deep Crack," which performed a brute force attack against a 56-bit DES key (the equivalent of a 384-bit RSA key) in under 23 hours. An RSA key with a length of 768 bits was factored (PDF) in December 2009 by an international team of computer science researchers.

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