[RC5] Red flag to a bull and all that!
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.....
Woolley, Mark, WOOLLEM wrote:
> I've just clicked on the @Backup link from Eyegive, and visited their WWW
> (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...
> 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.
> This _is_ DES right ?!? Virtually unbreakable eh? Who want's to let them
> know the truth!
> 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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