1996-05-02 - Re: [Fwd: Cylink can export 128-bit DH?]

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From: peng-chiew low <pclow@pc.jaring.my>
To: “Daniel R. Oelke” <droelke@rdxsunhost.aud.alcatel.com>
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Message ID: <31879DD8.3479@pc.jaring.my>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-05-02 00:50:52 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 2 May 1996 08:50:52 +0800

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From: peng-chiew low <pclow@pc.jaring.my>
Date: Thu, 2 May 1996 08:50:52 +0800
To: "Daniel R. Oelke" <droelke@rdxsunhost.aud.alcatel.com>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Cylink can export 128-bit DH?]
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Daniel R. Oelke wrote:
> There are provisions for exporting DES for banking purposes.
> Generally it is a hardware card that "can't" be reused outside
> of the banking transfer machine. 

So far, I've seen DES software from a couple of U.S. companies. The question
is "Is it the U.S. domestic DES or "export flavored" DES? As for the hardware,
would'nt it be inconsistant if the DES supplied is the Domestic DES?

I know DES as a subject here is one big YAWN, but for guys like us in the
Asia, it's not. Why? 'Cause the US crypto companies here in Asia keep telling 
us about how good and wonderful and secure DES is, and that it is THE standard
used by the American Banking Association. 
> On 128-bit DH - No-where near big enough.I would appreciate if someone can email me details about the strenght of DH;
whether it's been broken, URLs..ect...


" You can fool some people all the time......"