Researchers achieve new cryptography milestones, including factoring the largest RSA key size ever, largely thanks to improved algorithms, not better hardware (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

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Researchers achieve new cryptography milestones, including factoring the largest RSA key size ever, largely thanks to improved algorithms, not better hardware  —  795-bit factoring and discrete logarithms achieved using more efficient algorithms.  —  34 with 24 posters participating