[HARDWARE] ongoing work

Darxus darxus at Op.Net
Tue Apr 27 17:15:39 EDT 1999

On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Matthew Smart wrote:

> But RC5 is a symmetric algorithm, so decrypting is just as easy as
> encrypting.  And you only need to decrypt/encrypt the first block (64 bits)
> and compare it against the ASCII representation of "The ", which is the
> first part of "The unknown message is: ".
> So encrypting "The " and comparing against the given cyphertext should be
> the same as decrypting the first block of the cyphertext and comparing
> against "The ".

So do it :)

I believe you to be incorrect, but if your brain is such that you can
clearly see flaws in this system, then I strongly encourage you to utterly
dismantle it. 

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