Re: [stella] [Poll] What is everybody working on?

Subject: Re: [stella] [Poll] What is everybody working on?
From: Msorman@xxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 22:50:30 EDT
Regarding the 7800 encryption key, has anyone taking a look at the original 
commented source code for the 7800 OS that was posted recently on this site: you need to scroll down to the bottom.

Check out the first twenty pages or so for most of the encryption comments. 
In some places the photocopy that the PDF was created from is poor, so it's 
hard to make out. I'm not much of a programmer, but it seems that you might 
be able to back out the hash method from it.


cybpunks@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:

> That's because of the 7800 encryption problem.  The key has been lost, and 
>  the key is longer than the Jaguar so a brute-force approach like what was 
>  done with Battlesphere would be impractical.  The only way to break that 
>  right now is using the Dodgson monitor cart trick, and we can't copy that 
>  code out to be used as a standard workaround without permission from Harry 
>  who apparently is not willing to do so.
>  Otherwise, the 7800 would be a very cool platform to write on.  More 
>  powerful than the 5200 in most respects.

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