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Jeroen v.d.burg at planet.nl
Mon Apr 8 22:18:34 EDT 2002


I think somebody found it on March 5th 6:04 AM but he is
waiting for June 3th 2:53 AM


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On 4/8/2002 at 6:16 PM Malte S. Stretz wrote:

>On Monday, 8. April 2002 16:57 CET Scott Dodson wrote, at least in part:
>> It will be cracked June 3rd at 2:53 am.  This is a magical date/time.
>
>No. It was already cracked on March 5th 6:04 AM. That's a much more 
>magical date for this project. Why? We are trying to crack an RC5-64 
>key. "rc" must be two letters from the month' name. The only English 
>month containing those coherent letters is the Ma_rc_h. "5" stands for 
>the day. "64" is a hint for the time -- hour followed by minutes. q.e.d.
>
>So it must have been cracked on March 5th 6:04 AM, but either
>(a) nobody noticed it,
>(c) that's the announcement we're waiting for or
>(c) the cracked key is still lurking in somebody's buff-out.
>
>HTH
>Malte
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