DESChall in Macintouch

nick sklavounakis (nick@elf.soc.qc.edu)
Fri, 16 May 1997 19:24:35 -0400 (EDT)


This appeared in the May 16th Macintouch (www.macintouch.com). It's an
extremely popular Mac information site:

Marc Sira notes a new, improved Mac client for the RSA challenge:

"There is a new, much-improved MacOS client for the ongoing
DESChall attack on the RSA DES contest, available through the client
download page at
http://www.research.megasoft.com/deschall/des-dist/. As before,
downloads are (unfortunately) limited to US and Canadian locations.
Besides being much more system-friendly in the background and
with some nice UI improvements (ie. it has a UI now :) the PPC
client is much faster, about 40% so on my PPC Duo. I'm now
getting 410,000 keys/sec, faster than my equivalently clocked
work Pentium running Linux (!)."

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