[rc5] Some thoughts on finding the key

Rob Winters rob at annapurna.com
Fri Oct 24 15:14:25 EDT 1997


On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, Chris Arguin wrote:
> Come now. They have to verify the validity, obviously. That doesn't take
> to long, but they certainly aren't going to say, "We will award the money
> to whoever announces that they broke it first." And it doesn't matter
> where the money is going to, it still will take some time.

If I remember the timeline, RSA verified the solution over the phone in
moments. This only makes sense; why would it take a long time to verify?

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