Re: Some thing to think about

C Matthew Curtin (
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 09:14:22 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "Matt" == Matt Holtz <> writes:

Matt> Has anyone ever thought about a hardware implementation of this
Matt> sort of thing?

Yup, and it's commonly believed that quite a number of organizations
have such equipment.

However, our effort is significant in that we're trying to crack a DES
key _with_no_real_expense_. Using specialized hardware would cost
money, whereas the way we're doing it now -- idle cycles on machines
that are already on anyway -- doesn't cost anyone anything more than
what they're already spending.

Matt Curtin  Chief Scientist  Megasoft, Inc.    I speak only for myself
Death to small keys.  Crack DES NOW!