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Re: opinions on RSA Secure?
On Thu, 31 Aug 1995, SINCLAIR DOUGLAS N wrote:
> > The fact that the key is only 80 is *major* compromise. I would
> > recommend that package to no-one. With only a 80 bit key you dont
> > *need* trapdoors, granted they may be more "convienient" but the fact is
> > the 80 key *can* [and certainly will] be broken...
> I disagree. If we assume that RC4 and DES can be run at the same speed
> (I don't know how true this is) then 80 bit RC4 is 2^24 times harder
> to break than DES. That's 16 million. A machine that will crack
> DES in one day is of the order of one million dollars. It would take
> 50,000 years to crack 80-bit RC4. Alternativly, a one-day crack
> would cost 16 trillion dollars. I feel safe with those numbers.
> Certainly, for the most paranoid 128 bit IDEA is better than an
> 80 bit RC4. However, to say that it is unsuitable for anyone is
> a vast stretch. Considering it probably has a better user-interface
> than SecureDrive, it may be more suitable for the average person.
I am a user of SecureDrive, and strongly support it. There is *no*
interface required, once you log into the drive, *everything* operates
totally transparent to the user.
Always keep in mind that when the gov't doesn't mind the software being
exported, they alrady know how to compromise it...Trust PGP, Hpack &
SecureDrive...you won't be disappointed.
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