Re: normal?

Andrew James Alan Welty (andrew@chatlink.com)
Sun, 08 Jun 1997 19:14:09 -0400


>So when the contest is over, will there be another? Solve for 80 bits
>perhaps? :)

When this contest is over, we plan to move over to cracking keys for
the RC5 56 bit contest. Details at http://rc5.distributed.net/.

As for 80 bit DES, I hope you realize that would take 16.7 million
times as long as 56 bit will ... ;-)
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That should be "16.7 million times as much processing power".
By the time we got around to 80 bit DES there would be more
processing power available.