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Feb
28
comment Generate an insecure public / private key pair
to describe my intention: many symmetric cryptography methods do have their weaknesses - e.g. if you choose a weak key. also I am not sure about their usage in email messages. for asymmetric cryptography it seems, right now, there are only attacks around the method itself (like MitMA, monitor the victim or rubber hose-cryptoanalytics..) because I can not even choose a weak key (by means of bit lenght). so I can only choose a weak passphrase and try to attack from that side. Unless there are better ideas?
Feb
28
comment Generate an insecure public / private key pair
you are right. insecure may not be the right therm. I thought "easy to break" would be even more unclear. maybe "weak" fits better.
Feb
28
comment Generate an insecure public / private key pair
thats right. If I generate such numbers, is there a way to create a working PGP (or x.509) certificate out of them?
Feb
27
comment Generate an insecure public / private key pair
I may correct myself: PGP seems to start with 512bit (even its not recommended and as already mentioned, it may not accept such a certificate at this time) 128bits were used in IDEA algorithm. knowing the minimum key length and after reading through some more examples of the "size" problem - I guess ill just give up the brute-force method at all.. I am sorry for even asking :P instead ill try a dictionary attack on a standard 1024bit key. In case somebody asks: it want to use it for a single email transmission, explained and decrypted within less than 20min.
Feb
26
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Feb
26
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