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Old 2017-02-01, 22:17   #5
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Truthfully, there are others on here (including MSieve's creator) who can explain it better than I can, so I'll leave that to them.

I only asked about the RSA name because there have previously been others on here trying to crack keys. As you might imagine, people are less inclined to help them.

Also, that C170 is going to take a while to factor using GNFS. I'm working on a C150 (with 6 threads), and that's going to take me a week or so. I believe the general rule of thumb is that time to factor via GNFS roughly doubles for each 5 digit increase, so you're looking at something like 4 months or so?
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