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5 May 1999

From: Adi Shamir <shamir[at]>
Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 09:57:33 +0300
To: jya[at]
Subject: Re:  TWINKLE

The early version of the paper was quietly circulated to a small
number of factoring experts and colleagues to get their comments. 
I'll probably write an expanded version soon, but in the meantime
I am enclosing in the next email the current version, which is now in
the public domain and can be circulated freely.

Best personal wishes,


The 12-page paper:  (370K)

Zipped:  (79K)

Note: We had to remove four lines of erroneous code at the
end of the paper to get it to open in GhostView. Any problems 
with it please let us know: jy[at]

From: Steve Bellovin <smb[at]> To: cryptography[at] Subject: Shamir's factoring machine Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 12:22:03 -0400 Shamir's paper describing his design for a factoring machine is now available (with permission) at I'll leave it there for a few weeks.