[HARDWARE] ongoing work
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.
PGP fingerprint = 03 5B 9B A0 16 33 91 2F A5 77 BC EE 43 71 98 D4
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