[RC5] My own little rant
theman at fallout.dyndns.com
Fri Jan 2 10:34:31 EST 1998
gindrup at okway.okstate.edu wrote:
> Besides, we know that a three day lag for "officially reporting"
> winning keys is not unheard of. Then just wait until a competitor
> reports the block found, "discover" that the block was found about a
> day before the competitor ("we hadn't been looking this early"), get
> the prize money and continue. It's not as if we're lying. We *found*
> the key before then.
> -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
'Cept this won't work. RSA checks "this is the key" submissions in the order
in which they are received; if a competitor sends them the winning block
before us, they win, even if we can prove we found it first (unlikely).
(http://www.rsa.com/rsalabs/des2/html/rules.html) After all, *knowing* that
you found it is half the battle.
Keith Wesolowski theman at fallout.dyndns.com
University of Nevada - CS/EE Visit Reno's Fastest Computer!!!
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