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Most experts agree that there was no giant “explosion” at the start of time.
Rather, the big bang is simply the expansion of the universe from an infinitely small source.
It is therefore estimated, that standard desktop computing power would take 4,294,967,296 x 1.5 million years to break a Digi Cert 2048-bit SSL certificate.
Or, in other words, a little over 6.4 quadrillion years.
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So you’re interested in the math/science behind our claims in the SSL cracking video...? In order to "break" an RSA key based certificate like those provided by Digi Cert, one must factor very large numbers that make up the RSA modulus.
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So in other words, Lenstra et al claimed that it would take 1.5 million years with the standard desktop machine at the time, to repeat their record effort.
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A certificate is considered "cracked" when the computer utilized reaches the average probability of time to factor the RSA modulus associated with the key in the certificate (in other words, it could happen in year 1 or it could happen in year 6 quadrillion, and the average would be half the time it eventually takes to efficiently try all possibilities).
In December 2009, Lenstra et al announced the factorization of a 768-bit RSA modulus (see: - this is a 232-digit number, and was at the time (and potentially still is) the record for factoring the largest general integer.