256-Bit Crypto Broken By Swedish Team

crypto       2000-10-14 
A Swedish research team has cracked the 10 cipher codes detailed by crypto specialist Simon Singh in his book, "The Code Book," which was published almost a decade ago. In doing so, the researchers collect a long-standing 10,000 pound ($15,000) prize, but experts are already acknowledging that the cipher cracking represents a major problem for the encryption world.