Originally Posted by wtfmarine
Hack is a very broadly used term. But to discover the private key? Its essentially impossible to do and a waste of time without massive massive amounts of luck. I'm going to take a grain of sand and throw it onto a beach, kick some other sand over it, let the tides come in and out a few times and then tell you to go find it without telling you which beach or even if you're on the right side of the planet. This is not exact math but it gives you the sense of futility involved. Encryption isn't tough because it points a lot of guns at you or anything 'secure' in that sense. It is not secure at all really, especially if you find out the password. It only serves the purpose of security because it inundates you with choices. I believe it has 1024 bit RSA signature, but I'm not sure. I don't think 1024 RSA has ever been hacked by the way, and there are research teams that go out and try to do just that, to be the first ones.
[QUOTE=Unklejoe;584136]If (and that's a big IF) the TCU ever gets "hacked", it certainly isn't going to be because someone ran a brute force crack on the key.
That will likely take many human lifetimes to crack using the fastest computers. Who knows how long the key is.
It will likely be done using some other exploit. "