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Old 2007-06-08, 22:07   #1
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Default RSA contests are no longer active :(

Last month, RSA Labs announced that the RSA Factoring Challenge and the RC5 Secret-Key Challenge will no longer be active. The RSA numbers and RC5 blocks are still available; RSA will simply stop giving prizes for solving them.

Of course, people can still try cracking them as a challenge, but I'm not too sure that the computing costs would be worth it.

On the brighter side, more people might focus their computing power on finding new Mersenne primes!

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Old 2007-06-08, 22:11   #2
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Exsting thread on this in the Factoring Subforum.
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Old 2007-06-09, 08:55   #3
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Originally Posted by ixfd64 View Post
Of course, people can still try cracking them as a challenge, but I'm not too sure that the computing costs would be worth it.
The computing costs have never been worth it. The prizes have always been symbolic.

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