[HARDWARE] ongoing work

Darxus darxus at Op.Net
Tue Apr 27 15:12:44 EDT 1999


On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Matthew Smart wrote:

> I just subscribed to this list.  Are there any people who are actually
> running RC5 cracking hardware they created?  Are there ongoing projects?
> 
> I'm currently working with another grad student to create a Verilog model of
> an RC5-32/12/x encrypt/decrypt engine.

http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~barrel/rc5.html

> One more question: from the client source code it looks like the clients do
> encryption then compare instead of doing decryption.  Any specific reason
> why?

These are all one way encryption.  Unless you break it (which to our
knowledge has not been done), it can not be decrypted.

Your are correct in your interpretation of the code.
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