Re: Let's form an RC5 cracking team

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Wed, 17 Sep 1997 00:22:50 -0700 (PDT)

> > > Check out
> > >
> > > I think it would be cool for someone at to set up
> > > an email alias for this. If our team were to crack it, the
> > I can contribute the use of 5 Pentiums (from 90 to 266Mhz).

You can add four of mine, but I think we can do even better.
Rather than settling for $1,000 from Bovine, why not go after
the $10,000 directly? I realize that would take writing our
own software, and duplicating effort with them a bit, but we've
got lots of cypherpunks here too and might be able to write
better software.

If that's too much trouble or less likely to produce the result,
then getting in on Bovine's deal isn't so bad (for those who
haven't or cannot check out the page referred to, Bovine is a
group that wrote software and is coordinating an effort to win
the $10,000 offered for cracking RSA. For their efforts, they
will keep $1,000, give $1,000 to the fellow that actually finds
to contest key (which we are proposing here to donate to Max),
and the remaining $8,000 to Project Gutenberg).

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