| Mon, January 17 2000 | 8:30PM | PermaLink
Distributed.net the place we all know and love (secretly) has announced the cracking of the CSC encryption challenge, with the secret message being; "CS-Cipher a ete presente en mars 97 a 'Fast Software Encryption' (PARIS)." The lucky box that found the key was a Sun Sparc. Still waiting for RC5-64 Bovine.... ;-)
I'm very proud (and quite relieved) to announce that
distributed.net has successfully met the CS Communications
& Systems CSC encryption challenge. The key was submitted
to CS Communications & Systems just moments ago. At the
point of success, distributed.net had checked 98.78%
of the CSC keyspace.
At 06:26:52 on 01/16/00, we received a success key,
00438EF36FE3FC21. I haven't contacted the user yet, so
I can only say that the computer that found the key was
a Sun Sparc in the United States running Solaris and
version v2.8002 of the DCTI client. More information will
be made available when (s)he agrees.
The secret message is: CS-Cipher a ete presente en mars 97
a 'Fast Software Encryption' (PARIS). Congratulations to
As of 01/16/2000 at 10:08:48, distributed.net has received
official congratulations from CS and a confirmation that we
have solved the CSC challenge.
Users can expect an official press release with far more
information and statistics within a few hours. Please
standby for more details.
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