In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, bear writes:
>On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
><snip re: 3des broken?>
>>>[Moderator's note: The quick answer is no. The person who claims
>>> otherwise is seriously misinformed. I'm sure others will chime
>>> in. --Perry]
>>I'll be happy to second Perry's comment -- I've seen no evidence
>>whatsoever to suggest that it's been broken.  But there are some
>>applications where it's a bad choice for cryptographic reasons.
>>When using CBC mode, one should not encrypt more than 2^32 64-bit
>>blocks under a given key.
>I think you meant ECB mode?

No, I meant CBC -- there's a birthday paradox attack to watch out for.

                --Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,

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