Re: Story on ZDNet

DES Challenge Lists (deslists@dopey.verser.frii.com)
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 16:23:18 -0600


> Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 14:11:10 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Scott McDermott <scottm@kcls.org>
> To: DES Challenge List <deschall@gatekeeper.megasoft.com>
> Subject: Worldwide effort cracks DES
>
> Story on ZDNet:
>
> http://headlines.yahoo.com/zdnews/stories/866752466.html
>
> Scott McDermott

There seem to be a few inaccuracies in the story -- #keys tested,
date of adoption of DES, etc.

For the record, I *do* believe there is cause for concern, and I
hope I didn't say otherwise to the reporter. [I may have said there
was no cause for "panic".]

Cheers!

-- Rocke