Comparison of GnuPG & NAI/PGP features.
Tue, 11 Jan 2000 17:25:38 -0500 (EST)
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On Sat, 8 Jan 2000, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Jan 2000, L. Sassaman wrote:
> > Not that I use it, but what exactly is wrong with it? Has there been a
> > successful cryptanalysis, or are you just wary of anything NSA?
> Either Biham or Shamir found a design weekness within a day after the
> NSA released the code.
I didn't realise that.
> It is only 80 bits whereas the other algorithms all use 128 bit keys.
> It is not very fast.
> And there is no defined algorithm identifier for it in OpenPGP. You
> noticed the message about experimental algorithms GnuPG prints for it?
I was aware of the other points... I just wanted to know if you were
against it because it ws just generally sucky, or because of some large,
particular problem. I don't plan on using it either case... :)
> Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013
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