[RC5] time spent on RC5-72

Ed Wensell III ewensell3 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 28 15:58:09 EDT 2007


--- Marcin Sochacki <wanted at gnu.univ.gda.pl> wrote:
> How many PS3s would it take to search the whole RC5-72 space?
> 
> My little calculation:
... 
> You'd need a cluster of 1 million PS3 (or equivalent) working non-stop
> to crack RC5-72 in 6 months.

Just so happens:

"As of April 1, 2007, approximately 5.5 million units had been shipped
worldwide." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3

Someone get on the phone with Sony's registration department to harvest
E-mail addresses and start <s>spamming</s> notifying these people! :)

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