[RC5] We need strong international encryption!

Greg Wooledge wooledge at kellnet.com
Sat Jul 18 11:01:05 EDT 1998


Greg Ackerson (jogar at bigfoot.com) wrote:

> At the rate the DES Cracker broke DES-II-2, it could break a 40-bit code 
> in 3 seconds.

There is no such thing as a 40-bit DES key.  DES keys are *always* 56
bits, never bigger or smaller.  Also note that EFF's "Deep Crack" machine
can *only* handle DES -- it's got dedicated DES-cracking hardware chips,
so it can't be used on RC5 or GIMPS or any other project.

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