[RC5] Mersienne crack busted...

Robert Hettinga rah at shipwright.com
Tue Sep 15 14:11:54 EDT 1998


Somebody evidently installed the Mersienne(sp?) prime search client on
2000+ AT&T machines.

The local talk station news has a report that they have just been
apprehended and will be prosecuted for it.

Interesting times, indeed...

Cheers,
Bob Hettinga
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Robert A. Hettinga <mailto: rah at philodox.com>
Philodox Financial Technology Evangelism <http://www.philodox.com/>
44 Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA
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[predicting the end of the world] has not been found agreeable to
experience." -- Edward Gibbon, 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'

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