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Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #225 on: October 09, 2010, 10:03:51 pm »
We'll need way, way over 900142 computers to get it in a reasonable amount of time :P
Edit: Assuming Deep Thought's number is right, of course.
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Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #226 on: October 31, 2010, 11:39:55 pm »
That's >9000!  :o

Anyway, is there anyway to simply wipe ALL of the data from the nspire? That way, you can at least start from scratch with a 3rd party OS, assuming that the nspire doesn't use firmware to store the certification routines.

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Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #227 on: October 31, 2010, 11:47:43 pm »
It's in actual ROM, though, right?




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Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #228 on: October 31, 2010, 11:51:45 pm »
I'm pretty sure you can erase ROM, although it wouldn't be available to anyone outside of an electronics lab. Never mind.

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Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #229 on: November 02, 2010, 05:50:10 pm »
Well, technically you could, but that would require resetting and programming the flash chip manually. (I Think.  Don't quote me on this.)

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Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #230 on: November 02, 2010, 05:52:07 pm »
We'll need way, way over 900142 computers to get it in a reasonable amount of time :P
Edit: Assuming Deep Thought's number is right, of course.
Define "reasonable."
Also, this big of an RSA key has never been cracked, IIRC.  It might be something someone with lots of resources may want to help with outside the calculator world.

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Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #231 on: November 02, 2010, 05:57:14 pm »
We'll need way, way over 900142 computers to get it in a reasonable amount of time :P
Edit: Assuming Deep Thought's number is right, of course.
Define "reasonable."
Also, this big of an RSA key has never been cracked, IIRC.  It might be something someone with lots of resources may want to help with outside the calculator world.
The people with "lots of resources" would be the ones who cracked the current record 768 bits.  Reasonable, meaning that in 20 years after a different calc comes out, we might find a factor.

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Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #232 on: November 02, 2010, 06:43:59 pm »
We'll need way, way over 900142 computers to get it in a reasonable amount of time :P
Edit: Assuming Deep Thought's number is right, of course.
Define "reasonable."
Also, this big of an RSA key has never been cracked, IIRC.  It might be something someone with lots of resources may want to help with outside the calculator world.
The people with "lots of resources" would be the ones who cracked the current record 768 bits.  Reasonable, meaning that in 20 years after a different calc comes out, we might find a factor.

A calc with a 16384-bit RSA. That would be fun :P

So, what's our best chance? Find a new algorithm?
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Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #233 on: November 02, 2010, 06:46:02 pm »
We'll need way, way over 900142 computers to get it in a reasonable amount of time :P
Edit: Assuming Deep Thought's number is right, of course.
Define "reasonable."
Also, this big of an RSA key has never been cracked, IIRC.  It might be something someone with lots of resources may want to help with outside the calculator world.
The people with "lots of resources" would be the ones who cracked the current record 768 bits.  Reasonable, meaning that in 20 years after a different calc comes out, we might find a factor.

A calc with a 16384-bit RSA. That would be fun :P

So, what's our best chance? Find a new algorithm?

Yep.  Which is why this topic is here.

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Re: Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #234 on: March 22, 2013, 11:55:40 pm »
Slightly off topic, but what if everyone hooked their Nspires up to their computers at night and the Nspires were used to hack the Nspire through distributed computing? :-P Although distributed factoring does seem to be the way to go.
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Re: Virus to crack RSA for nspire? :P
« Reply #235 on: March 23, 2013, 12:10:48 am »
This topic is two and a half years old and, as was explained earlier in the thread, completely infeasible. Please don't post in such old threads unless you have something significant to contribute. Locked.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2013, 12:16:52 am by Netham45 »
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