[RC5] Secret-Key Challenge status

Jim C. Nasby decibel at distributed.net
Mon May 21 10:58:55 EDT 2007


On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 07:08:12AM -0700, Ralph W. Reid wrote:
> With no validation of the 'results', there seems little reason to me
> to continue with RC5-72.  I believe that the point has been made that
> any key based encryption will eventually be broken, and will probably
> become obsolete for hiding data as computing power becomes stronger
> and more abundant.  Just my personal opinion ;) .

Actually, we'd still be able to validate the results by virtue of
decrypting to a viable plain-text message. The only 'validation' we've
needed in the past was surrounding the prize money.
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