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

Jim Tagart Jim.Tagart at bellcold.com
Fri Mar 15 16:32:01 GMT 2002


No wonder I'd never heard of VME, criminy.
I'd never heard of a 'crack the encryption hoax contest'  
Dang shammers.

Thanks for the information.
Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jonathan G. Lampe [SMTP:jonathan at stdnet.com]
> Sent:	Friday, March 15, 2002 7:47 AM
> To:	list at dshield.org
> Subject:	Re: [Dshield] Crack the code and win a brand new Ferrari 360
> Challenge...
> 
> #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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