From talk.politics.crypto

Colin L. Hildinger (
Tue, 06 May 97 01:52:24 -0500

Colin L. Hildinger wrote:
> Rocke Verser has created a client for breaking the 56bit DES RSA Secret Key
> Challenge by brute force cooperatively over the internet. He won't allow it
> to be distributed outside the US or Canada, to protect himself. Does he
> really need to worry?

NO! The program does not encrypt anything, so it is not a munition at

> I know that a gentleman in Australia somehow got the clients and is
> distributing them on his web page. Is this OK. This won't get Rocke in
> trouble will it? I'll ask him to remove them if the experts on the subject
> think it will (and no, I didn't send them to him).

No again. How the guy in OZ got it is not Rocke's problem.

> Also, do you think that RSA's efforts will lead to more open policies?

Maybe, but don't hold your breath. The US government is "beyond
arrogance" to quote another post here.

Patience, persistence, truth,
Dr. mike

Colin L. Hildinger

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