[HARDWARE] ongoing work

Darxus darxus at Op.Net
Tue Apr 27 22:57:58 EDT 1999


On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Totermann wrote:

> There's only one probem with that... As I believe it, this competition is about
> doing it via the "Brute Force" method, without using any special tricks.  This shows
> the *minimum* average time required to crack a given code.  This time is then used
> to intimidate cypher designers to come up with bigger & better cyphers.

I am almost certain that is incorrect.  These contests are to measure the
strength of the encryption.  If the encryption can be reversed, I'm pretty
sure they'd want to know about it. 
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