[RC5] paranoia

Jim C. Nasby nasby at enteract.com
Thu Jan 22 19:10:08 EST 1998


Yeah... send them to the RSA homepage. I clearly states that the encrypted
messages begins with the phrase "the correct key is:", or something like
it... Now, they only way that that phrase could be part of the encrypted
message is if it was encrypted along with (ie: at the same time as) the 
rest
of the message. All the clients only look for this phrase, no dictionary
searches, etc. So, the clients will only flag a message that contains the
correct phrase. So, unless the government has some super-secret message 
they
need decrypted and they _know_ it contains the correct phrase at the
beginning of the message...

Moo!
dB!

Mike Burgess wrote:

> recently it was suggested to me that Distributed.Net is a front for the
>  {insert favorite oppressive gvmt. agency}   and that
> WE are being used to process their keys.  Anyway, that was their
> excuse for not  throwing their CPU cycles the Distributed.Net way.
> Any  RX  for a person with a healthy dose of paranoia?   Mike
>
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