Key checking method

Joshua Weage (weage@mtu.edu)
Thu, 1 May 1997 10:23:43 -0400 (EDT)


I was thinking about how the deschal client checks
keys. I am not familliar cryptography, so I don't know if this
will work. My guess is that the client cycles through each
key and attempts to decode the complete message. Is it possible
just to decode the first couple of characters, and then
if those match, decode the entire message?
Again, I have no idea if this can be done with DES.

Josh

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