"Code that can't be cracked" -- Toronto Star, January 19th 2004 - Page 3
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    If anyone stands a chance of cracking this particular code without brute force (which, let's face it, is an option open to people with money rather than the mathematicians who really understand what's going on) I'd bet on it being Andrew Wiles if he wanted to try. If I recall correctly, his PhD involved eliptical curves, and he went on to apply these in his proof to Fermat's Last Theorem - a puzzle that baffled mathematicians for years.
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    I don't know, have you seen some of the stuff that the guy Rainman was based off of can do? He computed the day of the week of a date like January 1 123132423 in a matter of seconds.

    Other stuff:
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    Interesting. I'm going to get this PDF to see the formulas. But I think that formulas are just drawback. If you want to use encription in cellphones and other "small" stuff, it has to be fast, and not CPU demanding. That is where is the key. If anyone want to brake this stuff, take the app which is using it... and remeber, everything has a hole, the only difference is size of it.
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    Originally posted here by Lansing_Banda
    I don't know, have you seen some of the stuff that the guy Rainman was based off of can do? He computed the day of the week of a date like January 1 123132423 in a matter of seconds.
    Perhaps, but being able to find the modulus of two numbers extremely quickly (which is essentially what he is doing - seeing as he would know what day January 1st was this year and then just do 123... mod 7) does not make him an expert in eliptical equations.

    I think there's an easy way to do it anyway because someone I know had to write a Pascal program to figure out what day you were born on.
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    Personally, I think they are using the old reverse pscychology to guaruntee that their project continues to stay safe. Anyone cracks it, then they know where the weak points are. That is why even though companys hate places like packetstorm, they wouldn't survive without them.
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    Much apologies to pooh sun tzu and Tim_axe for the double post. I missed a page.
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    all code can and will be eventually cracked.....

    you want security.... unplug your computer


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    That still wouldn't give you security. The following techniqe is to pick up the phone and so some social enginering into having the person on the other end of the phone to simply plug the computer back in. Because in order for one extreme to exist an equal but opposite one must be present - there is no love without hate, and there is no security without hackers.
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    you want security.... unplug your computer
    LOL

    agreed

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    Bah! I bet the guy from swordfish can break it... while recieving fellatio...
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