Can you clarify when data compression is used?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sun Feb 10 08:35:46 CET 2008

Kevin Hilton wrote:
> Is this statement really true or just opinion?  Bruce Schneier is one
> of my favorite cryptoanalysts.

Bruce recommends against using Twofish for crypto applications.

He has never backed off from either of two claims:

	1.  Twofish is a secure cipher that would have made an
	    excellent AES.
	2.  People should use AES for symmetric crypto needs.

He has said #1 many times and keeps a page on his site devoted to the
most recent research into Twofish.  He has said #2 many times,
particularly in his book _Practical Cryptography_.

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