Distributed purchase key attack (was Re: [rc5] Re: Rubber hose)

lunaslide lunaslyd at pacbell.net
Wed Oct 29 00:09:15 EST 1997


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At 12:40 AM 10/29/97 -0500, you wrote:
>How about a new proposal then, harnessing the multitudes of analog
>computers at Bovines disposal we request that everyone run a
>send-spare-change client and then after a few weeks we could 
probably do
>a successful purchase-key attack of RSA.  We have already seen 
gracious
>members donate their .02 cents so here's mine
>
>$.02 (only to be used for a bovine purchase-key attack)

I don't suggest *any* of us try beating the crap out of Ron Rivest to 
find the 64 bit key.....at least, not yet ;-)

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