Iedereen met een RC5 client (zie www.distributed.net heeft vast gemerkt dat het ding de laatste paar dagen DES keys aan het cracken was ipv van RC5 keys. Dit ivm de DES Test, die succesvol is afgesloten:
'm extremely pleased to announce that our DES-TEST-1 contest was a success. Not only were we able to evaluate the performance and reliability of our new v300 ("devel") proxies and our v2.7103 clients with quick-start, but we successfully found the key after only 59 hours of searching. The key, 0x5ED9204FECE0B967, was able to recover the plain-text message, "The unknown message is: The DES-test contest's plaintext" We have yet to contact the individual who was running the lucky client, so I won't release his/her email address yet. If (s)he has no objection, I'll announce the winner in another email. The winning block was cracked on a Macintosh PowerPC in the US running v2.7103 of the rc5des client and submitted at 04:17:13 GMT on 01/09/98.
Hier is meer info. Wie mee wil doen kan zich aansluiten bij Team Webmagix, nr. 10313 of Team TUDelft, nr. 158.