Distributed.net completes rc5-64 project

Friday, 27 September 2002, 1:00 PM EST

On 14-Jul-2002, PIII-450 in Tokyo returned the winning key to the distributed.net keyservers. The key produces the plaintext output: "The unknown message is: some things are better left unread".

Due to breakage in Distributed.net scripts on the keymaster, this successful submission was not automatically detected. It sat undiscovered until 12-Aug-2002. The key was immediately submitted to RSA Labs and was verified as the winning key.

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