Larger encryption key cracked after 35 million hours of processes



A new world record was recorded by French scientists, they managed to break the most complicated key encryption in the world. In this case, the encryption key has 240 characters and is 8 digits larger than its predecessor. The said key is called RSA-240, a size 795 bit and consists of 240 decimal digits.

In order to be able to break the RSA key, the researchers relied on a network of computers, which provided 35 million hours of computer work, which translates into about 4000 years. Of course, this process is not a sign that the encryption keys used to protect your conversations and messages we are in danger. This key that managed to break the scientists are much weaker than the encryption keys used to secure our data.

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