Hi All!

I'm just wondering. But why is an IDEA key of 128 bit more secure than

an RSA key of the same length? Can't I just use brute force on an 128

bit key?

Sure 128bit mean 2^128 combinations (right?) which is a lot. And further

I could only crack one single message of PGP with that since it's used

only once and does not give me the RSA secret key.

TIA

Thorsten

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