[RC5] First impressions

Mary Conner trif at serv.net
Tue Mar 3 14:26:22 EST 1998



On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, Roland E. Lipovits wrote:

> One other idea: If RSA knows that DCTIs DES-efforts are searching the 
> keyspace from 000000:00000000 upwards, they could use this knowledge 
> when choosing the data for the next contest ...

If RSA in any way chooses what the key will be (other than the standard
technique of eliminating the handful of known weak keys), then they
are violating the rules for their own contest.  That would be legally
very no-no.  I don't think RSA would do such a thing.
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