About Symmetric Ciphers.
Wed, 12 Apr 2000 11:09:17 +0200
On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, L. Sassaman wrote:
> What does GnuPG use? 256, right?
The OpenPGP WG agreed on 256 Bit. I don't like it but some folks
might think this is better for marketing. The probelm that I have
with it is that it requires more of those precious random bytes while
not giving any extra security - there are so much other parts which
actually limit the strength of the encryption (Rubber hose attacks,
Weak passphrase, 1024 DSA signatures to bind the key,...)
Werner Koch OpenPGP key 621CC013
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