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Re: Cost to Crack Keys
This is how you can crack SSL RC4-40 sessions for $1000 each:
Go to your bank and get a $250,000 loan over 10 years. Assuming a 10%
interest rate, you will have to pay about $40,000 per year. Use the
$250,000 to buy 50 low-cost high-speed pentium PCs. Don't bother with
a screen, keyboard or mouse. Get the minimum of memory. Get a huge
discount (you're a really good client).
Pay $10,000 for the electricity bill, the real-estate rent, etc.
The machines will crack 50 keys per year on average. They cost you
$50,000 per year.
That's $1,000 per key.
Does anyone see any hole in the above plan ? It seems to me that
Netscape's estimate is one order of magnitude too high.