Re: What's the secret message?

Evan Jeffrey (ejeffrey@eliot213.wuh.wustl.edu)
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 23:21:49 -0500


>The announcement Rocke sent to the list, as well as the press release,
>says that
>
>"Strong cryptography makes the world a safer place."
>
>But the new DESCHALL homepage itself says that
>
>"The unknown message is: Strong encryption makes the world a safer place."

"The unknown message is: " was the part of the encrypted message RSA
published. So the whole plaintext was "The unknown message is: Strong
encryption makes the world a safer place", but the only previously unknown
part was "Strong encryption makes the world a safer place"

In any case, strong encryption makes the world a safer place.

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Evan Jeffrey
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