[RC5] Removing Stats?
Robert A. Rosenberg
dnet at rarpsl.com
Sat Sep 28 01:41:44 EDT 2002
NOTE - THIS IS A RE-SUBMISSION OF A POST I MADE FRIDAY EVENING THAT
WENT OUT UNDER AN ADDRESS THAT IS NO LONGER VALID (AND WHICH WAS NO
LONGER SUBSCRIBED TO THE LIST).
AAt 10:39 +0100 on 09/27/2002, Carl Inglis wrote about Re: [RC5]
>It's unfortunate that there was some sort of problem which prevented the
>staffers from verifying the find (ping DNet staffers - any chance of a
>more detail explaining of the problems?) but that doesn't change the fact
>that the project had finished.
Reread the report AGAIN. The actual events were that the key was
submitted but it took them a week or so to spot its submission. They
then verified it, submitted it to RSA (who ALSO verified it). This
occurred as of 14Jul2002. DNET then SUPPRESSED the solution
information until this week. They KNEW and sat on the info for 2
MONTHS. In my opinion this represents a BREACH OF TRUST between DNET
and the Participants since IF, as you claim, the sole purpose of the
effort is to crack the code (and the Stats are an unimportant product
of the Effort), then WHY was the project not shut down when the key
was found AND CONFIRMED?
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