Re: T-Shirt detail

Lee Sheridan (
Sat, 21 Jun 1997 21:15:48 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 21 Jun 1997, Kevin Te Strake wrote:

> "72,057,594,037,927,936 keys... and you thought the national debt was big."

OK everybody, here's what to do.

1.) Get a T-Shirt.
2.) Get a black marker.
3.) Inscribe your favorite slogan/image onto the shirt.
4.) Wear proudly.

Seriously, though, perhaps we shouldn't be pointing out how BIG the
problem was, but instead, how small it was. Make the T-Shirt say
something that makes people want to walk up to you and say `What's the
deal with the shirt?' The entire idea of this was to demonstrate the
weakness of DES, and we want to advertise the weakness. Emphasize how
relatively easy it was to break DES.

That's my humble opinion.

BTW I'd rather have a black shirt, too, since never go outside either.
(Well, OK I did a week ago, and I have had poison ivy all week.) :(


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