[RC5] [ADMIN] CSC Statistics

Robert Brewer rbrewer at lava.net
Mon Jan 10 10:07:41 EST 2000


--On Sunday, January 09, 2000, 11:10 AM +0100 Georg Fritsch
<a8804373 at unet.univie.ac.at> wrote:

[...]
> To protect data a long time 56-Bit encryption is not sufficient. This
> point has already been proven. Which algorithm is actually be used
> doesn't make a difference. (DES, CSC, )
> For e.g. online transactions 56 Bits are (for now) secure enough. You
> have to be able to crack it in few seconds.

Most people agree that 56 bits are not enough for online transactions, and
the need for security is much longer than a few seconds. Ecommerce
transactions often include credit card numbers which require long-term
security so protecting them for only a few seconds is essentially no
protection at all.

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