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2011-01-08 16:48:10

http://poseidon.shacknet.nu:8080/MilestoneRSA/

About MilestoneRSA

MilestoneRSA is a boinc project trying to break a 1024 bit RSA key used by Motorola to sign the boot and recovery partitions on the Motorola Milestone. If this key could be broken, we would be able to sign our own boot/recovery images, which would enable us to run custom kernels and recovery images on the Milestone.
It is, of course, very unlikely that a 1024 bit RSA key can be broken. To break an RSA key, a large (1024 bits in our case) number n has to be factorized (split into its prime factors, of which there must be exactly two in the case of an RSA key). If those two prime numbers (p, q with p*q=n) can be found, the private key can be calculated instantly.

One of the best algorithms to factor large integers is the General Number Field Sieve, but even this algorithm would run several centuries on recent hardware to factor a 1024 bit integer. The GNFS guarantees a correct solution, but only after it has ended, so it is not feasable to use it.

This project uses the very naive bruteforce approach. In the worst case this algorithm will find the solution only after the earth is long gone (as in 'never' ), but there is a minimal chance that we're lucky and guess the correct key. To be honest, I cannot think of many events that are more unlikely to happen than finding the key, but it won't do any harm to try, so i encourage everyone with a few unused cpu cycles to follow the instructions below and join MilestoneRSA!
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2011-01-09 22:05:46

IOW, another project whose "intent... is not entirely clear. Some believe that this project abuses BOINC to crack passwords. Read the forums before you connect to this project!"

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2011-01-10 10:36:34

Site is down.
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2011-01-10 13:36:34

Augustine wrote:
IOW, another project whose "intent... is not entirely clear. Some believe that this project abuses BOINC to crack passwords. Read the forums before you connect to this project!"

The Surgeon General

Is there any other possible use for it?
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2011-01-20 00:11:41

rroonnaalldd wrote:
Site is down.

There's a follow-on project now: AndrOINC/.
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2011-01-20 16:49:48

Cori wrote:
There's a follow-on project now: AndrOINC/.

Which deserves the same warning as other projects with a doubtful reputation: "The intent of this project is not entirely clear. Some believe that this project abuses BOINC to crack passwords. Read the forums before you connect to this project!"
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2011-01-20 18:12:24

Augustine wrote:
Cori wrote:
There's a follow-on project now: AndrOINC/.

Which deserves the same warning as other projects with a doubtful reputation: "The intent of this project is not entirely clear. Some believe that this project abuses BOINC to crack passwords. Read the forums before you connect to this project!"


Please if you don't even bother to read forums and main page of project - don't say anything.

About AndrOINC
AndrOINC is a boinc project trying to break a 1024 bit RSA key used by Motorola to sign the boot and recovery partitions on the Motorola Milestone. If this key could be broken, we would be able to sign our own boot/recovery images, which would enable us to run custom kernels and recovery images on the Milestone.

Intentions are very clear.
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2011-01-20 19:06:17

PNT Obix007 wrote:
Intentions are very clear.

Yes, cracking a security item on a machine.
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2011-01-20 21:11:25

We are allowed to use their stats (once they are exported) nevertheless. *grin*

See: http://androinc.net/forum_thread.php?id=14
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2011-01-20 21:24:44

Cori wrote:
We are allowed to use their stats (once they are exported) nevertheless. *grin*

See: http://androinc.net/forum_thread.php?id=14


The Shame of it all ... lol'z
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2011-01-21 10:20:18

Willy, just curious:
I see two entries "MilestoneRSA" in the project-list on the left, one active and one retired.
Is the active one AndrOINC already?
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2011-01-23 13:43:25

OxyOne and Sesef are project-admins for DnetC and also for the AndrOINC project...
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2011-01-24 04:14:57

So now we want to make it ok to crack someones code. whats next banks?

DD
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2011-01-24 21:34:47

Philosophical issues aside, OxyOne posted at andrOINC that it would be added to this site today. Expected it after the daily update but yet to see it. Has something changed?
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2011-01-24 23:34:17

BOINCstats skivelitis wrote:
Philosophical issues aside, OxyOne posted at andrOINC that it would be added to this site today. Expected it after the daily update but yet to see it. Has something changed?


Was asking myself the same.

PS. Since the old project was added to the stats here I would assume the new one will be added, too.
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2011-01-24 23:49:33

I see it has been added to the BAM/BOINCstats settings page. Perhaps the stats will show after the next daily update.



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