A Crypto-Nerd's Imagination

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 02 Feb 2009 12:31:36 GMT  <== Humor ==> 

XKCD shows the reality of encrypted laptops. Text below. Cartoon at the link. [gsc]

A Crypto-Nerd's Imagination:

Goon A: His laptop's encrypted. Let's build a million-dollar cluster to crack it.
Goon B: No good! It's 4096-bit RSA.
Goon A: Blast! Our evil plan is foiled!

What Would Actually Happen:

Goon A: His laptop's encrypted. Drug him and hit him with this $5 wrench until he tells us the password.
Goon B: Got it.

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