Re: Some thing to think about

drew@sml.co.jp
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 22:35:53 +0900


1997/04/18 09:14:22 -0400にC Matthew Curtin <cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com>さんに頂いた
「Re: Some thing to think about」への返事です。

>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.

Yes. I've known for a while that DES is easily crackable by anyone with
money. When we finally do break this key, what will scare me the most is
that it was just a bunch of broke college students who were able to do it.

Now, of course, getting 2000 broke college students together to be able to
decrypt my e-mail to Mom is not going to be easy, but just the fact that
it's possible is going to make a lot of people lose faith in DES.

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