[RC5] Chance of "the" key being in faulty buffer

Martin (format) format at mindless.com
Wed Mar 18 18:25:40 EST 1998


Keyspace is split into 56-bit blocks, each block is cleared and made sure that
all keys
have been checked before the next 56-bit block is started.

Peter Stuer wrote:

> It seems to me the chance of a faulty buffer containing the key is higher
> than average as finding a possible key does result in the execution of a
> different, less frequently executed part of the software. The chance of
> bugs in this part of the code would therefore be higher than average, so in
> the case of finding a possible key you'd stand a higher than average chance
> of buffer corruption.
>
> Peter
>



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