Re: media impact?

C Matthew Curtin (cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com)
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 15:15:37 -0400 (EDT)


>>>>> "Nelson" == Nelson Minar <nelson@media.mit.edu> writes:

Nelson> Where else has the crack been reported? What spin has there
Nelson> been? The CNN article says "but it took 4 months" as a
Nelson> subtitle.

All of the folks that picked up the story from AP got the "but it took
4 months" spin. This is incredibly stupid, though. Does everyone
change ATM card, credit card, etc., info in less than four months?
No! Any of these encrypted with DES are totally vulnerable to attack,
and we've proven that.

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