[RC5] 40 bit encryption, and what about implementation

Orthanc orthanc_duo at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 17 01:07:11 EST 2002


the basic principle of public-private encryptuion is that it doesn't matter
if anyone knows your public key, Only the 2 public keys are transmitted and
so intercepting these does not help crack the encryption.

Orthanc
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeroen" <v.d.burg at planet.nl>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2002 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: [RC5] 40 bit encryption, and what about implementation


> If i visit a website with 40 bit encryption, how do i know the site's key
and how does the site mine?
> If there is a man in the middle attack, the key can be 2^40 bit long :-)
but still insecure.
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