The "R" in RSA figured a 129-digit number would take 40 quadrillion years to factor, yet it was accomplished in less than 20 years.
Can such predictions really take into account unknown unknowns?
<tinfoilhat>Curious how the US Government completely dropped the case against Phil Zimmermann. Did they realise they were fighting a losing battle against free software? Or could there be something more sinister at play?</tinfoilhat>
Horton Hears a Clue:
RSA is based in Bedford, Massachusetts, maintaining offices in Australia, Ireland, Israel, the United Kingdom, Singapore, India, China, Hong Kong and Japan.