QUOTE(StrictPuppet @ Sep 24 2009, 11:36 PM)
Well I haven't recently done the math, but at the time it was estimated that if every computer that existed on the planet at the time were to be run 100% dedicated to cracking the 2048bit RSA, it would take well beyond our lifespan before we brute forced the private key. Of course this didn't take into account increases in processing ability, more computers etc... Other ways of shortcutting the decryption were found that made the neoproject pointless as it used a fairly archaic way of deciphering( it basically just created a key and tried it, then moved onto the next one and tried that....etc). Instead of rewriting the decryption code, there were greater advances made in modchips and softmods that made this an unnecessary endeavour.
Oh. Oh well, at least we have something
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