Re: DES Challenge Risks

drew@sml.co.jp
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 09:10:15 +0900


1997/04/17 19:47:32 -0400にC Matthew Curtin <cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com>さんに頂いた
「DES Challenge Risks」への返事です。

>There are quite a lot of things a malicious binary expected to soak up
>cycles of CPU could do:
> [lots of bad things]

I had already been thinking about that (actually, it was pointed out to
me by someone else). It doesn't matter in my case, since I've only got
DESCHAL running on "out-of-the-box" PC's that I just use as terminals to
other machines. However, I do agree that it takes a lot of trust to just
blindly stick a floppy disk in the drive and run the program that's on
there..

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