Re: DESCHALL Press Release (fwd)

Rohit Khare (
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 06:32:12 -0400 (EDT)

> Huh? More like 0.1%. The Alpha was ten times faster than the average

Shoot, that does sound more like it. I must have misremembered one of those
statistics as "the project was checking over 7M keys/sec" -- prolly 70 or 700.

> computers. Somewhat sobering that the one that finally found it was a
> P90, over 20 times slower...

Well, that's the rub: you still had better odds than most.

> >Otherwise we could have gotten the media in a tizzy over a *frenchie*
> >cracking a US Federal Information Processing Standard :-)
> Of course the code that broke it was adapted from stuff by an Israeli
> guy, an Australian guy etc. All glibly imported into the US but then
> protected from export by some CGI script. Not that that stopped anyone.

Not sexy enough. We need it cracked by an enemy...

> Rob, *Irish* dude (and proud of it!) in France.

And don't try and tell that for a second you'd turn down the media frenzy :-)
Besides, think of your P*SSLQ...