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Malte S. Stretz msquadrat.nospamplease at gmx.net
Mon Apr 8 23:39:45 EDT 2002

On Monday, 8. April 2002 21:18 CET Jeroen wrote, at least in part:
> I think somebody found it on March 5th 6:04 AM but he is
> waiting for June 3th 2:53 AM

Ough! What a tricky bastard he/she must be! But wait... why is June 3th 
2:53 AM actually so magic? And will it be June 3th 2002??


FQ follows:
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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.
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