- From: Andrew Swallow <am.swallow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 17:48:32 +0000 (UTC)
Ed Weir said:
DES is considered 'broken'.
So I have read, but under what conditions? Did somebody find a backdoor or design flaw? Or can DES be broken only by using a bruteforce search of 2^56 keys with thousands of ultra high speed processors, given enough known-plaintext/ciphertext pairs?
Initial only the government had access to this much computer power. Later big companies and universities supplied their computer programmers with the power. Now days schoolboys with internet access can break DES.
So who are you hiding the information from? Competitors, customers or wife? Do they have internet access?