RE: Has 3des been broken

From: Dante Mercurio (
Date: 12/26/01

Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 14:23:22 -0500
From: "Dante Mercurio" <>
To: "leon" <>, <>

3des has not been broken. Check if you'd like to be
including in any encrytion breaking project they have running. I don't
think they are attempting 3des as of right now, as the theoretical time
it would take to crack it is way beyond any computers that are currently
in existance. I think it's still at something like a million years using
every computer currently made. =)

M. Dante Mercurio, CCNA, MCSE+I, CCSA
Consulting Services Manager
Continental Consulting Group, LLC <> <>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: leon []
> Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2001 2:35 AM
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> Hi everyone,
> I was wondering if anyone knows of any instances (through
> things like distributed computing or supercomputers) that
> triple des have been broken?
> Thx,
> Leon
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