[cryptography] RSA Moduli (NetLock Minositett Kozjegyzoi Certificate)

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Fri Mar 23 09:03:40 EDT 2012


Jeffrey Walton <noloader at gmail.com> writes:

>Is there any benefit to using an exponent that factors? I always thought low
>hamming weights and primality were the desired attributes for public
>exponents. And I'm not sure about primality.

Seeing a CA put a key like this in a cert is a bit like walking down the
street and noticing someone coming towards you wearing their underpants on
their head, there's nothing inherently bad about this but you do tend to want
to cross the street to make sure that you avoid them.

Peter.




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