"Scott Guthery" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Suppose.  Just suppose.  That you figured out a factoring
> algorithm that was polynomial.  What would you do?  Would
> you post it immediately to cypherpunks?    Well, OK, maybe
> you would but not everyone would.  In fact some might
> even imagine they could turn a sou or two.  And you can
> bet the buyer wouldn't be doing any posting. With apologies
> to Bon Ami, "Hasn't cracked yet" is not a compelling security 
> story.

It's vastly better than "just designed last week by someone
who has no relevant experience"


[Eric Rescorla                                   [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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