768-bit Key was refactored and Google builds bigger crypto keys to make site forgeries harder (2048-bit key)

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No one has cracked a 1024-bit key yet, but Google isn’t taking any chances.

Google is upgrading the digital certificates used to secure its Gmail, Calendar, and Web search services. Beginning on August 1, the company will start upgrading the RSA keys used to encrypt Web traffic and authenticate to 2048-bits, twice as many as are used now.

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One thought on “768-bit Key was refactored and Google builds bigger crypto keys to make site forgeries harder (2048-bit key)

  1. Google is upgrading the digital certificates used to secure its Gmail, Calendar, and Web search services. Beginning on August 1, the company will start upgrading the RSA keys used to encrypt Web traffic and authenticate to 2048-bits, twice as many as are used now.

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