[RC5] Fwd: MIT Cryptographic Effort

Justin Cave jocave at MIT.EDU
Wed Nov 26 04:02:29 EST 1997


Some people at MIT are launching an effort to crack rc5-64 using
exclusively Java clients.  While they don't have a snowball's chance in
Hades of actually *finding* the key, it's an interesting concept.  Perhaps
the group that was going to design a Bovine Java client would be interested.

>Help break a 64-bit key! This is an MIT effort!
>
>You've seen the DES Challenge, the Bovine effort. But you haven't seen
>a network-wide effort out of MIT! We're trying to break an RC5 64-bit
>key. If you want to help out, all you need to do is point your PC or
>Mac to the following URL:
>
>	http://rc5.mit.edu
>
>and follow the instructions! It's all in Java, so you don't need to
>download a program, or do anything crazy like that. You can tell all
>your friends about this, all they need to do is GO TO THE URL. That's
>it.
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