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BN_SECURITY_BITS(3) OpenSSL BN_SECURITY_BITS(3)
BN_security_bits - returns bits of security based on given numbers
int BN_security_bits(int L, int N);
BN_security_bits() returns the number of bits of security provided by a
specific algorithm and a particular key size. The bits of security is
defined in NIST SP800-57. Currently, BN_security_bits() support two
types of asymmetric algorithms: the FFC (Finite Field Cryptography) and
IFC (Integer Factorization Cryptography). For FFC, e.g., DSA and DH,
both parameters L and N are used to decide the bits of security, where
L is the size of the public key and N is the size of the private key.
For IFC, e.g., RSA, only L is used and it's commonly considered to be
the key size (modulus).
Number of security bits.
ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) is not covered by the
BN_security_bits() function. The symmetric algorithms are not covered
DH_security_bits(3), DSA_security_bits(3), RSA_security_bits(3)
The BN_security_bits() function was added in OpenSSL 1.1.0.
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1.1.1t 2023-02-07 BN_SECURITY_BITS(3)