Is a secret key compromised by known cleartext?
Sat May 31 13:17:02 2003
> If I got an email with a message in cleartext immediately
> followed by the same message encrypted to my public key --
> would that change the status of my secret key (being secret)
> abruptly to "being well known"?
No, the algorithms used in gpg are not sensible to this type of
attack, which is known as a known-plaintext attack.
ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site:
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