[RC5] What if RC5-64 is done

Jin-Wei Tioh jinwei at tm.net.my
Sat Jun 2 03:20:09 EDT 2001


At 01:17 PM 6/1/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi
>
>It's the first time i hear something about dnet working on RC5-72 and I hope
>it's not in their mind. We have been working on rc5-64 for more than three
>years and a half and we only have 50% done. We better have to work on
>something else since we all know an encryption higher than 64 bits is safe
>since it would be far to long to decrypt.
>
>Mathieu

Even 64-bit is secure enough if it takes thousands of computers 3.5 years to
exhaust even half of the keyspace.

Personally, I participate more for the daily stats :)
(which BTW seems to be a bit slow today?)

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JW

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