Standards and PGP wraper
nh at sleipner.df.lth.se
Mon Nov 16 22:22:11 CET 1998
Sorry for my Late Night Rage (tm) in the last post. After finally
catching up with this thread I have to comment...
On Tue, 10 Nov 1998, Werner Koch wrote:
> > effect to make key escrow possible, and that is a purely political issue.
> * and because it is not possible to use DSA for encryption (yes I know
> there is a workaround).
> * ElGamal signatures are much slower and the sigantures are larger
> * PGP Inc. didn't figure out how to avoid the Bleichenbacher attack on
> ElGamal signatures (The code for Elgamal signatures is in pgp 5.0
> but it commented out
Thanks, I got the documentation for the Bleichenbacher attack, and
although I don't entirely understand it, it makes _my_ attack on the
'two key' model unwarranted.
Not familiar with all english terms, can somebody please explain what a
'smooth number' is?
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