how to create a symmetric cipher
Wei Wu [H]
wwu at dls.net
Tue Nov 14 23:00:02 CET 2006
Well, my ultimate goal is to encrypt data, but I don't want to use
passphrase to do it as I believe it is not secure enough.
So my questions are:
1. How to create a symmetric key or cipher? With that, I may use another
tool to encrypt/decrypt.
2. Can gpg be used to do key based encryption? Not passphrase based.
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On Behalf Of David Shaw
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 3:40 PM
To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
Subject: Re: how to create a symmetric cipher
On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 01:52:31PM -0600, Wei Wu [H] wrote:
> Hi there,
> I want to create a symmetric cipher such as AES to encrypt some data, and
> think gpg (GnuPG Version 184.108.40.206) may do this. But I found it gives only
> three options, none is symmetric. I would appreciate if anyone can point
> to another or way to do it?
I'm a bit confused as to what you are asking, but if the question is
"how do I encrypt data using a symmetric cipher?", then the answer is
"gpg --symmetric (thefile)"
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