Subject: Re: PEOPLE WITHOUT CRYPT(), BEWARE!!!
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From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
Date: 02/22/1995 06:30:16
> Coherent (a unix-like OS for ``IBM compats'') used a version of the
> Enigma rotor machine.
For password hashing? Many unices and unix-alikes use a (very
watered-down) Engima-style machine for crypt(1), but this is completely
different from crypt(3).
> Although allegedly broken in WWII by several allied countries
> operating autonomously,
Certainly by the British; I don't recall reading about any other Allied
country breaking it independently - which is not to say it didn't
happen, of course.
> it is significantly more difficult to break than XOR by a small key.
Almost anything is significantly more difficult to break than XOR by a