20220128, 18:16  #34 
"Daniel Jackson"
May 2011
14285714285714285714
701 Posts 
I just want to know the exact number that you factored. If you want, you could PM it to me so it doesn't get into anyone else's hands. I'm very good at keeping secrets (i.e. my SSN).
Last fiddled with by Stargate38 on 20220128 at 18:18 
20220128, 18:45  #35 
"Curtis"
Feb 2005
Riverside, CA
3×1,759 Posts 
You have given no reason for wanting to know, and OP has explained why the number is private.
Maybe you should try respecting his reasons, since you (1) contributed nothing to helping him solve his problem, and (2) you being nosy is not his problem. 
20220128, 19:15  #36  
"Tilman Neumann"
Jan 2016
Germany
2·13·19 Posts 
I find Stargate's request reasonable because of the first explanation:
Quote:
This let me think, too, that after the race is over, it would be safe to publish the number. But afterwards it is 

20220128, 20:10  #37 
Aug 2002
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2·3·241 Posts 
It is not clear. Are the keys used for business or no longer used?
Last fiddled with by alpertron on 20220128 at 20:11 
20220128, 23:26  #38 
Jul 2003
So Cal
2361_{10} Posts 
I don't understand all of this interest in the number. Lessiv has clearly stated that they do not wish to reveal the number. They did the work to factor it themselves. They owe us no explanation, and we as a community should respect their wishes.

20220128, 23:40  #39  
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
2^{2}×7×373 Posts 
Quote:
Lessiv asked for advice. And then they might have used that advice (probably along with other advice) to do whatever task it was they had ahead of them. It is impolite to demand an answer. 

20220129, 03:12  #40 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
2^{4}×13×31 Posts 
It's just yet another random semiprime. And a "small" one at that.
It isn't important to know what it is. It has no meaning. It's just a number with no application to associate it with. I think it would be awesome if Lessiv created a new number, posted it, and pretended it was the original^{[1]}. No one could ever know if it was the original, right? It would have exactly the same meaning, i.e. none. But some people might feel some weird sense of fulfilment about having received it. And once you have received it, then what do you do? Do you factor it again? Print it out and frame it? Examine it for some hidden message from god? ^{[1]} And better yet, if Lessiv gave different numbers to everyone via PM and then used them for traitor tracing to see who is not trustworthy. 
20220129, 05:57  #41 
Jan 2022
19 Posts 
Friends!
Thank you for your understanding. So you need to generate new keys? I just don't understand why? Anyone can do it and then start looking for these prime numbers. After all, you can create an infinite number of these keys, and if they lie in the open, then who will use them? :) 
20220129, 06:02  #42 
Jan 2022
19_{10} Posts 
If you need to find some prime numbers for some business, for solving some problem that may come in handy, then all this is understandable, but when the keys are used to encrypt some password or something else, then laying out the keys in the public access is nonsense.
IMHO. 
20220129, 09:37  #43  
Jan 2022
23_{8} Posts 
Quote:
Due to the fact that these keys have lost their relevance, I am posting for you (for the forum) the public key (decimal) and 2 prime numbers that I found. mod: 73788286622600480953060374024182725728007907962747872320499079690836721656039\ 10627665886086832812684785464907508235368424740650175162288161990851797009961 1: 75138522852797014955715421198309821275092024191943341794728611634747024292123 2: 98203004026520769224140757558983200512408068026418349014161366719262132573707 And you can make the keys (hexadecimal) yourself. P.S. My message was agreed with the former user of these keys and permission was given to publish them in the public domain. Last fiddled with by retina on 20220129 at 09:44 Reason: Yucky side scroll from a long number 

20220129, 16:18  #44  
"Curtis"
Feb 2005
Riverside, CA
3×1,759 Posts 
Quote:
Thanks for sharing the "real" reason. 

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