Cracking the RC5
Is your computer bored when you are
not around? If so, join us in cracking
the RC5 encrpytion code.
The world-wide effort is to beat the current RSA
Secret-Key Challenge by creating the largest
and fastest distributed computer system in the
history of the world. The project is coordinated
Indiana State Univeristy has a
"team" involved in this project. If you
are interested in assisting with your spare CPU
the latest RC5 client.
So that the blocks of encryption keys which
are cracked by your machine are credited to the
ISU Team effort, you can configure the RC5 client
with the e-mail address of firstname.lastname@example.org
It doesn't matter what type of computer you
have, there is a RC5 client for your computer. If
you connect to the Internet via modem, configure
the client so that it downloads 100-200 blocks at
a time (depending on how fast your CPU is); your
computer and crack keys while you sleep and you
can dump the finished blocks of encryption keys
the next time you connect to the Internet.
The RC5 clients are well-behaved and will only
use CPU cycles which you are not using. You do
not have to worry about the cracking effort
interferring with your game of Doom.
To see where the ISU team ranks, Distributed
Net provides a Team