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RFC 4086, "Randomness Requirements for Security", June 2005

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: sec

Errata ID: 4960

Status: Reported
Type: Technical

Reported By: Nikolai Malykh
Date Reported: 2017-03-09

Section 8.2.1 says:

   If the adversary can command a highly parallel processor or a large
   network of work stations, 10^11 cycles per second is probably a
   minimum assumption today.  Looking forward a few years, there should
   be at least an order of magnitude improvement.  Thus, it is
   reasonable to assume that 10^10 keys could be checked per second, or
   3.6*10^12 per hour or 6*10^14 per week, or 2.4*10^15 per month. 

It should say:

   If the adversary can command a highly parallel processor or a large
   network of work stations, 10^11 cycles per second is probably a
   minimum assumption today.  Looking forward a few years, there should
   be at least an order of magnitude improvement.  Thus, it is
   reasonable to assume that 10^10 keys could be checked per second, or
   3.6*10^13 per hour or 8.6*10^14 per week, or 2.6*10^16 per month. 

Notes:

Incorrect values.

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