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Re: Predicted partial factorization of RSA-576

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  • Alan Powell
    Milton Yes but you have not addressed Richard Heylen s observation that say (5768802668 + 1) * (2132481819 + 1) = 12301866814809977580 whose 12 leading digits
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 30, 2004
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      Milton

      Yes but you have not addressed Richard Heylen's observation that say

      (5768802668 + 1) * (2132481819 + 1) = 12301866814809977580

      whose 12 leading digits are less than the 12 leading digits of RSA 576
      which are 123018668453... ?

      Regards

      Alan Powell




      > > From: richard_heylen
      > > To: primenumbers@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:01 PM
      > > Subject: [PrimeNumbers] Re: Predicted partial factorization of RSA-576
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Leyland" <pleyland@m...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > Someone who may wish to remain nameless, so I'm not revealing
      > > > his/her name or email address, sent me this prediction recently.
      > > >
      > > > > I have computed that the first 10 digits of RSA 768 as
      > > > >
      > > > > 57688 02668 and
      > > > >
      > > > > 21324 81819
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > It will be interesting to see whether this prediction is
      > > > borne out. We should find out within a year or two. In the
      > > > mean time, the prediction will be saved here for posterity.
      > >
      > > Presumably there's a typo and this person means
      > > 5768802686
      > > instead of
      > > 5768802668
      > > as
      > >
      > > 5768802668999999999... * 2132481819999999... =
      > > 123018668148...
      > > which is clearly smaller than the required RSA 576 challenge number of
      > > 123018668453...
      > >
      > > Hope that helps!
      > >
      > > Richard Heylen


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