libcrypt and RC2 revisited

Johan Wevers johanw at
Wed Jul 27 11:32:51 CEST 2005

Zeljko Vrba wrote:

[40 bit RC2]

>Ugh, I hope that you'll _never,ever_ allow such low-grade insecure
>algorithms in gpg or anything related to it, no matter what the public
>demand is.

One could use GnuPG 1.0.6, the last version with the plugin system, and
write a RC2 plugin if it's really needed. Or is there an easy way to add
new algorithms to the current version of GnuPG that doesn't require
changes in many places in the code?

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