[RC5] FW: More on the DES II contest. (fwd)

Ivo Janssen ivo at ricardis.tudelft.nl
Wed Jan 14 21:29:55 EST 1998


On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, Peter A. DeNitto wrote:

> My own opinion (not that of d.net nor anyone else) is a bit of the
> following:  Why did RSA do DES II?  They don't own the patent to it, and
> would gain financially if DES was totally put to rest and everyone used an
> RSA patented algorithm.  So is d.net a "PR" arm of RSA or something RSA is
> trying to use to spin everything to their advantage.  Reading that RSA may
> not have been the inventors of public key encryption really puts RSA on
> somewhat questionable grounds.
> (http://www.news.com/Perspectives/tc/tc1_12_98.html)

What I was wondering is, does d.net have any contact with RSA people?
Like, talking about our effort to solve their challenges. After we,
we are the only group taking up RSA challenges and they know that, I
guess.

Are there any RSA Inc. people on this list, actively cracking, or so?

Ivo

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