writes "According to an email from Lucky Green that came across bugtraq yesterday, 1024-bit encryption should no longer be considered pristine. Bernstein released a proposal that outlines the creation of a machine capable of breaking 1024-bit crypto on the order of minutes or even seconds for the measly cost of ~$1B USD. For a more thorough discussion, check out the original email."
Update: 03/26 03:16 GMT
: And don't forget to revisit Bruce Schneier's analysis of Bernstein's claims
, which cast doubt on the practicality of breaking such large keys anytime soon.