Re: PGP Export license?

SMEarp@aol.com
Fri, 30 May 1997 02:06:30 -0400 (EDT)


>My best guess is that it's limited to 128 bit RC4/5 based algorithms. 128
>bit RSA keys are pathetically weak, hardly even encryption

I'm not so sure about that, RSA is offering $10,000 to anyone that can
crack the 128 algorithm, just like the DESCHALL effort. In fact, if you
can crack the 56-bit effort, you will recieve $10,000 as well (The
current internet effort at <http://rc5.distributed.net> is estimating 5
years to crack the 56 bit code - it will take less than that, as that is
looking at every single combination, at the current number of machines
which is increasing. Soooo, my point is that RC5 is not as weak as you
may think it is.

-Sean Earp :o)