February 2, 2009
A Crypto nerd’s imagination:
Guy [[Holding Laptop]]: His laptop’s encrypted. Let’s build a million-dollar cluster to crack it.
Other guy: No good! It’s 4096-bit RSA!
Guy: Blast! Our evil plan is foiled!
What would actually happen:
Guy [[Holding money tag and wrench]]: His laptop’s encrypted. Drug him and hit him with this $5 wrench until he tells us the password.
Other guy [[taking the wrench]]: Got it.