1995-08-03 - Re: a hole in PGP

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From: Ray Arachelian <sunder@escape.com>
To: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
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Message ID: <Pine.BSD/.3.91.950803111851.12078F-100000@escape.com>
Reply To: <199507312340.TAA02533@toxicwaste.media.mit.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1995-08-03 15:29:20 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 3 Aug 95 08:29:20 PDT

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From: Ray Arachelian <sunder@escape.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 95 08:29:20 PDT
To: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
Subject: Re: a hole in PGP
In-Reply-To: <199507312340.TAA02533@toxicwaste.media.mit.edu>
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Agreed.  If PGP has a hole it in it's not in the sources, nor in the 
executables.  Any hole would be a breaking of the RSA or IDEA cyphers by 
the TLA's who wouldn't talk about it, or the availablity of enough super 
fast hardware to brute force it.

It wouldn't be that PGP, it's sources, or algorithms have holes.  It 
would be that there is a way to factor RSA that as of yet we don't know 
about.  And hell, that's as likely as meeting Elvis at your local 7-11. ;-)

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