Sabotage at D.Net?
It amazes me that someone would want to mess up the RC5 effort. First that Russian dude starts sending in millions of unprocessed blocks. Now, someone is stealing hotmail addresses.
I want to thank Virus for the Pproxy. That gives us a good idea where Sysopt stands; shows when we've been shorted on blocks for the most part and gives us as a team a focal point.
I'm disappointed that interest in the RC5 effort has gone down. It is important for anyone who values electronic privacy. Does anyone have any ideas to get interest going again?
A lot of people just have general computer questions and just go to the main forums. They do not check out all of Sysopt and don't even know what rc5 is. Maybe every time you help someone out on Sysopt, you should mention to them or insert a link to the rc5 page in the answer.
So what's up with the stealing of addresses? I had to lose my cable modem for a month when I moved,(have it reinstalled thursday) and had to switch to a hotmail account. They came out with that first java vulnerability the day after I opened the account unfortunately, so I'm sort of stuck with it. What is this person doing? Anyone have any suggestions for keeping my RC5 blocks secure? Thanks for the info.
My ears are perked at your mention of electronic privacy. How does rc5 relate to it?
I've stopped with Seti since the re-processed blocks issues. Maybe I'll check rc5 out, but it sounds a little complicated for my synapses!
RC5 is a level of encryption. The encryption industry in the US has been handicapped by unfair regulations that has limited the level of encryption that they can sell. Foreign security software companies have the advantage.
The US security trade association developed the cracking contest - literally to crack the encryption code. The point is to prove that unfair regulations hurt electronic privacy and the US security software companies. The point is, if a bunch of little computers can crack the code, someone with access to supercomputers already has.
When you are sending in processed blocks, D.Net is analyzing them to find the ones that reveal the key. When this is done, anything encrypted with RC5 can be read like a book; cracking this encryption scheme shows that the RC5 scheme is too wimpy.
The officially accepted DES encryption scheme was smashed in a record less than 23 hours. This is the scheme that has "protected" electronic transfers for many years.
The point is, hardware has gotten very powerful. An encryption scheme that worked 10 years ago can be toast with current technology.
Participation in the RC5 effort will allow our US security software industry to provide encryption that is powerful enough for today and tomorrow; something that benefits all of us.
Anyone who wants their transactions to be secure now and in the future needs to participate.
I would think that the MINIMUM requirement to become a moderator would be to crack at least 10,000 blocks a day for the team.(just kidding) [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img] Get that client loaded up in every machine you can get your hands on and start crunching for the good of mankind & sysopt-it's fun too and odds are about 1x10^7
that you'll become rich also. ha-ha
cwizard - Thank you for an informed, and persuasive, reply. Since I'm not running Seti anymore, I'll take a crack at rc5. I'll plan to get it setup by the end of this week/end.
reddogg - Well it looks like it'll just be one home machine that has a chance of crunching anything worthwhile. And, how could I spurn the opportunity to serve SysOpt AND mankind [img]/forum/wink.gif[/img] (those sound my like lotto odds)
Hope y'all got lots of patience, I'll probably have lots of questions! [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
This thread will really help answer any of the questions you might have in getting the RC5 going on your computer! www.sysopt.com/forum/Forum7/HTML/000116.html
Welcome to the team!!
10k blocks a day? I haven't done that for quite some time... let's not be too hard on socalgal. [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img] I don't think doing 10k blocks a day is a requirement per se, but it helps. [img]/forum/wink.gif[/img]
Thanks Mntsnow, I just opened a rc5 folder for links/info such as the one you posted.
Thank you for the welcome (not quite a team member yet, but will be very soon) and I'm looking forward to it! [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
Joel, I'm glad it's not a requirement [img]/forum/wink.gif[/img]
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