Quick cracking of secret code
Cryptographers have dramatically reduced the time required to identify the numerical key for decoding a message encoded with the widely used Data Encryption Standard.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's DES Cracker project is described at http://www.eff.org/descracker.html.
Information about the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) development effort can be found at http://www.nist.gov/aes.
Additional information about the DES key search project can be found at http://www.cryptography.com/des/index.html.
A Data Encryption Standard fact sheet is available at http://csrc.ncsl.nist.gov/cryptval/des/des.txt.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Web site: http://www.eff.org
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