[RC5] Article in PC Week Online -- facts wrong?!

Colbeck, Andrew AColbeck at bentall.com
Sun Jan 24 19:44:14 EST 1999


A correction was posted to ZDNet on Friday the 22nd at roughly 9am.

http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2191290,00.html

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> From: 	David McNett[SMTP:nugget at slacker.com]
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> Sent: 	Thursday, January 21, 1999 9:59 AM
> To: 	rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> Subject: 	Re: [RC5] Article in PC Week Online -- facts wrong?!
> 
> On 21-Jan-1999, Jean-Jack M. Riethoven wrote:
> > Just read this article in PCWeek online (see url below). It
> describes
> > how RSA DES challenge got cracked in 22 hours. However, the author
> > wrote something that think is wrong. Correct me if not!
> >
> > http://www.zdnet.com/pcweek/stories/news/0,4153,386735,00.html
> 
> Yes, I noticed this article as well yesterday and was most concerned
> over the factual innaccuracies therein.  The article, as written, is
> very misleading and contains numerous factual errors.
> 
> I spoke with the author of the article yesterday afternoon, shortly
> after it had appeared on the web and he assured me that they would
> either correct or remove the article by today. As you can see, this
> has not occurred.  
> 
> If this bothers you to the point of action, the author of the piece
> is:
> 
>   Charles Babcock
>   Technology Editor
>   cbabcock at zd.com
>   (415) 547-8358
> 
> Another person worth contacting is:
> 
>   Tom Steinert-Threlkeld
>   Editor-in-Chief
>   tomhyphn at onramp.net
>   (972) 293-7887
> 
> Perhaps a handful of POLITE and WELL-REASONED corrections would
> be effective in encouraging them to correct the errors in the article.
> 
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