[RC5] I think we found our next contest...

Tom Laermans tom.laermans at powersource.cx
Sat Dec 15 00:33:18 EST 2001


At 21:04 14/12/2001, you wrote:
>A lot can happen in ten years.

Ever heard of Moore's law? As said below, even if we continue to improve 
like that law says, it would STILL take us 108 years.

>At 12:09 PM 12/14/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>
>>Aaron W. Swenson <aswenson at frontiernet.net> wrote:
>> >And yeah, AES might take to long, but it won't
>> >be long before we can crack that code in 22 hours
>> >as well (under ten years.)
>>
>>Only if large-scale quantum computers become a reality in the next decade,
>>which is improbable. Other wise, it will take 108 years of Moore's law
>>improvements in conventional computing power (which is also improbable,
>>because of atomic size limits on transistors) before 128-bit AES is as easy
>>to brute-force as DES.
>>
>>:::Ryan Malayter
>>:::Bank Administration Institute
>>:::Chicago, Illinois, USA
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