Google completes upgrading its SSL certificates to 2,048-bit RSA

By Himanshu Arora · 5 replies
Nov 21, 2013
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  1. Google has announced it's completed the upgrade of all its SSL certificates to 2,048-bit RSA or better. Earlier this year the internet search giant had revealed plans to start switching to the new 2,048-bit certificates on August 1st, with the goal...

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  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Didnt the original Xbox have a 2048 bit key and that was cracked??? I'm pretty sure.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,255   +454

    Doesn't really matter if NSA has open access to their internal network and servers. Internal communications probably are not encrypted.
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  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I Agree, how can a company like Google just shutter access to the NSA? It doesnt make sense. They still have backdoor access.
  5. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Doubt that is due to weakness in 2048 bit RSA keys in general. Maybe due to someone finding the key in the hardware or the key was generated with a bad random number generator.

    On the other hand... *yawn*... Google why not push for better hashes and 4096 bit keys and not just be on the minimum step ahead?
  6. Any proof of this? Because leaked documents by Snowden proved otherwise...

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