RE: Has 3des been broken

From: Dante Mercurio (dmercurio@ccgsecurity.com)
Date: 12/26/01


Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 14:23:22 -0500
From: "Dante Mercurio" <dmercurio@ccgsecurity.com>
To: "leon" <leon@inyc.com>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>

3des has not been broken. Check www.distributed.net 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

www.ccgsecurity.com <http://www.ccgsecurity.com>

dmercurio@ccgsecurity.com <mailto:dmercurio@ccgsecurity.com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: leon [mailto:leon@inyc.com]
> Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2001 2:35 AM
> To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
> Subject: Has 3des been broken
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> Hi everyone,
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> I was wondering if anyone knows of any instances (through
> things like distributed computing or supercomputers) that
> triple des have been broken?
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> Thx,
>
> Leon
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