Strongest Key, Hash, and Cypher Algorithms

Chris De Young chd at
Mon Feb 7 22:44:09 CET 2005

Ryan Malayter wrote:
> Of
> course, the same was said about RC4 many years ago, and AFAIK there are
> still no attacks better than brute force against the RC4 algorithm
> itself (protocol issues in WEP don't count).

RC4 has some classes of weak keys, as I recall.  Implementations can work 
around these problems, but I would still tend to classify that as a 
weakness in the algorithm rather than in the implementation.  Pedantic, 
perhaps, but anyway... :)

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