Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 31503
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1994/3/6 [Science, Computer/SW/Security] UID:31503 Activity:nil
3/6  New cryptology advance renders DES _insecure_. Read sci.crypt for
        more info. Basically a machine like soda can break a 10 char crypt
        in about 8 hours. This has SERIOUS security ramifications.
        \_This technology is not that new.  The U.S. government has not
          allowed DES for use with classified documents for years.  This would
          imply that the government has cracked DES long ago.  If the
          civilian population has been able to crack it too, I would not
          be surprised.
        \_Yeah, and I've got a bridge I'd like to sell you, ya twink.
        \_Nice try.
          \_ Actually, I'm not the owner of the account of the person who
             wrote this. I broke into his account using the new super-duper
             technology fu thingy.
        \_ DES never was secure.  They've had DES-cracking LSI chips for at
           least a year that simply do an exhaustive search of the key-space
           really fast.
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