RE: Sneaky Idea to enlist the Unwashed Masses

Adam Haberlach (HaberlaA@testlab.orst.edu)
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 15:25:00 -0700


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From: Charles Forsythe [SMTP:charles@novare.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 1997 9:03 AM
To: deschall@gatekeeper.megasoft.com
Subject: Sneaky Idea to enlist the Unwashed Masses

>My co-worker's been tossing out this idea... he's never going
>to implement it so I
>thought I'd mention it in this list and see what people think.
>Here it is:
> 1. Make a Java-applet DES cracker client
> 2. Attract people to your page (any picture of a naked woman
>usually works)
> 3. Have the client crack a small keyspace (.5M?), as it may
>not live long

>At .5M a pop, you'd need 8M runs a day to match the current
>DESchall. Of course,
>if the client stayed alive longer (you can pull some tricks to
>keep an applet from
>ending), then you'd get more than 1 run per hit. If you put
>enough porno on your
>page, you could easily get a few million hits a day... hence a
>few million hapless
>web surfers help you crack DES...

I think it should be added to the FAQ, since at least three
people have come up with this clever idea in the past three
months.

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Adam Haberlach haberlaa@ucs.orst.edu
http://www.engr.orst.edu/~haberlad
Crack DES now! http://www.frii.com/~rcv/deschall.htm

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