[Q] Comparison of Encryption Algorithms
Sat May 10 05:26:02 2003
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On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 06:14:29PM -0400, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> I'm been trying to learn about "how secure" some encryption algorithms
> are, but I haven't found what I want. Perhaps someone can point me to a
> I'm most interested in Blowfish, IDEA and RSA because I understand that
> they are the most powerful and on DSA and ElGamal as I understand that
> they are used by GPG.
> I want to get an idea of the computing power needed to break those. As
> well as any other security concerns that I should be aware of. I am a
> mathematecian, I'm not afraid of doing some calculations to get the
> answers I want.
It's not an easy question to answer, because it's a hard question to
ask right ;)
Probably the best resource to look at is the book Applied
Cryptography. Also read http://www.samsimpson.com/pgpfaq.html for
some OpenPGP-specific discussion.
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