On Saturday 13 January 2007 18:40, David Golden wrote:
> On Saturday 13 January 2007 16:37, Brendan Kehoe wrote:
> > Abdusalam Abubakar
>> Hmm. I better go buy the papers today after all, despite the
> weather. :-)
Hmph. One wind-blown trek later:
Irish Times article is slightly better, though
"He decided to take the best aspects of both and generalise a new
approach, which he believes has the potential to tackle at least some
less complex coding systems"
"beleives his approach, when run on a large computer using faster
computer languages, may be able to break some encrypted
Sounds to me like a reporter garbling some more coherent explanation
Abdusalam's part, anyway. :-) I'd guess that "weak keys" might have
become "some less complex coding systems", for example.
So perhaps not yet doomsday, though likely very impressive work (for a
teenager or otherwise!) on his part. But until we get real details...
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