DESChall in Macintouch

nick sklavounakis (
Fri, 16 May 1997 19:24:35 -0400 (EDT)

This appeared in the May 16th Macintouch ( 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 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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