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Break the code...from RSA [CNN]



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>                        RSA WANTS YOU TO CRACK THIS CODE
>                                        
>     [INLINE]
>    
>    December 23, 1998
>    Web posted at: 10:30 AM EST
>    
>    by Rebecca Sykes
>    
>    (IDG) -- RSA Data Security will host another contest to break the U.S.
>    government's Data Encryption Standard at the RSA Data Security
>    Conference in San Jose, Calif., in January.
>    
>    The 56-bit DES encryption algorithm is widely used and has been broken
>    in the contest before, most recently in July in a record three days.

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