FW: [rc5] 56 bits seem to be enough

Oscar Chang oscarc at divideby0.com
Wed Jun 4 18:26:36 EDT 1997

On Wed, 4 Jun 1997, David Christensen wrote:

> I remember reading somewhere that the US government had contracted with 
> Intel
> to build some type of computer using a very large array (2000?) of Pentium 
> Pro
> CPU's, so this type of setup is not infeasible.

  Yep, it is the first computer to be able to calculate one trillion
floating-point operations a second. I wonder how long it'll take to go
through a 56-bit encrypted message. :)

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