DES Crack outside US

Mikael Brown (
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 15:03:55 -0500

At 03:15 PM 4/29/97 PDT, Fred wrote:

>perhaps having the key broken by
>a network primarily outside of North America would have a
>greater impact.

I think if the key was broken by world effort outside the US that a greater
impact would be made...but not the impact we want. I wonder if encryption
laws will only increase if a foreign body cracks the code...think of
it...if someone in another nation cracks a national encryption standard do
you think Congress will want to "free-up" exportation laws or "tighten"
their grip on exportation?

How does the rest of the group feel the political situation is?

Prove DES is weak, crack DES!

Mikael Brown "Overhead the albatross hangs motionless apon the air..."