A2Central.com has an RC5-64 cracking team, cleverly called Team A2Central.com. This contest is designed as an experiment in large-scale parallel computing projects over the Internet. Vast numbers of home computers, running a special program in the background, work to solve small portions of a large mathematical problem. In this case, to decrypt an encrypted message without knowing the key?the password that was used to encrypt the message. If you’d like to contribute, download the client software for your computer (there’s no Apple II client, unfortunately), configure and run it, and then, after you appear in the RC5 statistics, click the “I want to join this team” link at the bottom of the Team A2Central.com statistics page. We’ll have more detailed information available soon.