[RC5] Red flag to a bull and all that!

Ben Efros karun at sprintmail.com
Tue Jan 6 16:07:43 EST 1998


Heh, I faxed them a nice little letter informing them that DES is weak and is
about to be cracked once again.

I hope they learn.....

Ben Efros

Woolley, Mark, WOOLLEM wrote:

> I've just clicked on the @Backup link from Eyegive, and visited their WWW
> site
>  (http://security.atbackup.com/?378 ). Reading through the information it
> all looks very interesting, and they keep going on about encryption of
> data that is backed up.
>
> Further down the page I noticed the following...
>
> <quote>
>
> The encryption technology used by
>   @Backup is the National Data Encryption
>   Standard, the same one developed and
>   used by the U.S. Government, banks and
>   IRS, and is virtually unbreakable. It's so
>   good that ITT Hartford gives @Backup
>   subscribers preferential rates on property
>   and casualty insurance.
>
> </quote>
>
> This _is_ DES right ?!? Virtually unbreakable eh? Who want's to let them
> know the truth!
>
> Mark
>
> The following binary file has been uuencoded to ensure successful
> transmission.  Use UUDECODE to extract.
>
>                      Name: WINMAIL.DAT
>    WINMAIL.DAT       Type: unspecified type (application/octet-stream)
>                  Encoding: x-uuencode
>
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