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Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 16:43:29 +1300
From: Russell Fulton <>
Subject: Re: AES Bitslice and the PS3 MD5 cracking.

Reading the paper reports in local computerworld we found that when they
quoted Nick directly he referred to md5 *cycles* per second.  My
knowledge of md5 is hazy at best but iirc for each hash there are 64 of

Does this make sense?


Russell Fulton wrote:
> Solar Designer wrote:
>> to see if his claims are not just hype?
>> I doubt that he made such claims.  For example, he might have mentioned
>> MD5 in some context, then proceeded to give numbers for RC4.  The press
>> did the rest.  Of course, that's just my guess.
> I believe Nick to be a reputable researcher and I think Solar is correct
> in his guess.  I should have been at the conference since it is local
> (well Wellington is 500 miles away but it still a hell of a lot closer
> than anything overseas ;)  but things were frantic at work and I never
> got around to registering :(
> I will see if I can get some more information about the details.
> Russell.

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