From: Paul Kelly (longword at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Wed 12 May 1999 - 17:21:13 IST
Colm Buckley wrote:
> It strikes me that cracking RC5 is a waste of time - I mean, the most
> interesting thing that can happen is that we find out "yes, it's
> crackable", which is basically known already.
It's even more pointless than that. At the end of the day they get to
say "Oh look! We cracked one message with known-plaintext in only four
years using the combined power of half the computers on the Internet".
If you ask me that doesn't present a strong argument against rc5-64.
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