Originally Posted by wtfmarine
Hack is a very broadly used term. But to discover the private key? Its essentially impossible to do and a waste of time without massive massive amounts of luck. I'm going to take a grain of sand and throw it onto a beach, kick some other sand over it, let the tides come in and out a few times and then tell you to go find it without telling you which beach or even if you're on the right side of the planet. This is not exact math but it gives you the sense of futility involved. Encryption is tough because it is security through making all the possible choices beyond fathomable to guess. I believe it has 1024 bit RSA signature, but I'm not sure. I don't think 1024 RSA has ever been hacked by the way, and there are research teams that go out and try to do just that, to be the first ones.
[QUOTE=Unklejoe;584136]If (and that's a big IF) the TCU ever gets "hacked", it certainly isn't going to be because someone ran a brute force crack on the key.
That will likely take many human lifetimes to crack using the fastest computers. Who knows how long the key is.
It will likely be done using some other exploit. "