- Before I even think about starting the factorization, I want to
know much more about the number.
In particular, I want to know:
The numerical value (of course).
Why this particular number needs to be factored.
What the research interest is in this number.
Whether you will agree to the details of the computation
being made public.
An email contact address at a reputable institution.
You said you worked for a university. Which one?
A clear and unambiguous statement that a factorization
will not be used to circumvent a security measure
protecting something for which you do not already
have legitimate access.
Forgive my suspicion, but it should be straightforward for
you to evaluate the security of your scheme based on already
published information on the difficulty of factoring 512-bit
integers. A Google search on my name should reveal that I
played a role in both of the first two 512-bit factorizations.
Cc:ed to the list because I want all this to be seen to be
fair and above board.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: maxpil2003 [mailto:maxpil18@...]
> Sent: 26 April 2004 16:14
> To: Paul Leyland
> Subject: factorization
> Thanks for your interesting, we are very happy for your availability,
> you make me to know if I can send the number to you.....Max