[RC5] First Impressions

Chris Johnson cjohnson at ipapilot.org
Tue Mar 3 18:38:46 EST 1998


>       There is one potential problem with searching from
>start to end. It could be possible for someone with this
>knowledge about D.Net to organize a contest and purposefully
>pick a key near the end.


At least in the case of RSA's DES contests, it's in RSA's interest that we
finish the contest in the shortest time possible -- after all, the point
of these contests is to demonstrate that DES can be cracked easily. They'd
have no reason to rig the contest against us.

Chris Johnson
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