Well this just sucks if you ask me.

According to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which confirmed that Kostap had activated the encryption after being arrested, it would have taken 400 computers twelve years to crack the code.
Scales linearly, right?  4,800 computers'll get it in a year?

How can one write a SETI-at-home-like screensaver that can attack the ciphertext without giving the underlying information to thousands of people?

Barring that sort of grass-roots effort, I'm personally mad enough to donate a PC + shipping.

-- jim

Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/misc/print/0%2C1000000169%2C39285188-39001093c%2C00.htm


                --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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