[Dshield] Crack the code and win a brand new Ferrari 360 Challenge...

Jonathan G. Lampe jonathan at stdnet.com
Fri Mar 15 15:47:09 GMT 2002


#1: These "crack the encryption" contests are shams.  Read this:

http://www.counterpane.com/crypto-gram-9812.html#contests

#2: Their supporting materials spend a lot of time chatting about DES and 
56-bit keys. If you need a DES replacement (and you never got around to 
"Triple-DES"), use AES.

http://www.samsimpson.com/pgpfaq.html#Sub3DESBroke
http://csrc.nist.gov/encryption/aes/

- Jonathan Lampe, GSNA

At 11:41 AM 3/14/2002, you wrote:
>No this is not an ad,
>just thought some on this list might enjoy this,
>http://www.meganet.com/challenges/ferrari/ferrari.htm
>
>I've never heard of VME (Virtual Matrix Encryption) before seeing that
>challenge above,
>http://www.meganet.com/Products/default.htm
>
>Is anyone using VME?
>Jim
>
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