[RC5] Time to completion

Skip Huffman SHuffman at Atl.Carreker.Com
Mon May 4 09:49:53 EDT 1998


On Sat, 2 May 1998 12:49:31 -0400 (EDT), James Mastros wrote:

>(Or would that be half of the _remaining_ keyspace -- my staticiscs
>aren't as good as they should be.)

Yup, half of remaining keyspace.  Each failed key just shrinks the
available keyspace,  and there is always a 50% chance that the key
will be in the next 50% of the keyspace.  (Yes, it is that simple.)

Skip Huffman, Carreker-Antinori
Atlanta Office, Quality Group    

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