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RSA Laboratories

DES Challenge III

RSA's DES Challenge III is solved in record time

Coming in at 22 hours 15 minutes, the DES Challenge III was solved by the Electronic Frontier Foundation´s `Deep Crack´ in a combined effort with distributed.net.

The contest data was as follows:

Identifier: DES-Challenge-III
Cipher: DES
Start: January 18, 1999 9:00 AM PST
Prize: $10,000
IV: da 4b be f1 6b 6e 98 3d
Plaintext: See you in Rome (second AES Conference, March 22-23, 1999)

Ciphertext:

bd 0d de 91 99 60 b8 8a 47 9c b1 5c 23 7b 81 18 99 05
45 bc de 82 01 ab 53 4d 6f 1c b4 30 63 3c ee cd 96 2e
07 c6 e6 95 99 9c 96 46 5a 95 70 02 02 70 98 bd 41 c2
88 a9 f0 2f 8b e5 48 20 d2 a8 a0 6b bf 93 de 89 f6 e2
52 fd 8a 25 eb d0 7d 96 83 ee a4 2d c8 8d 1b 71   

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