SSH hacked?

Brian ad44 at
Mon Jan 19 19:01:34 UTC 2009

On Thu 15 Jan 2009 at 13:37:50 +0700, musicman wrote:

> Note for those following this thread for educative purposes that the
> advent of quantum computing will render all these big numbers
> meaningless and we will have to move to a new crypto system

The future is not yet here and when it does arrive it doesn't look
likely to impact on increasing the success of a brute force attack from
the internet. There is a limit to the number of requests per second sshd
responds to. In that context large numbers are meaningful.

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