Strength of ciphers in PGP?

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Mar 4 17:54:42 CET 2008

On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 06:38:13PM +0000, Anonymous wrote:
> Do anyone have links to comparisons of the ciphers traditionally used in
> PGP (IDEA, CAST5, 3DES). Thank you.

You're not likely to find a comparison between those three ciphers
except in the most light sense of the word.  Certainly not a "XXXX is
better than YYYY" type of thing.  The question is just more
complicated than that.

I'd read these to get the information you want:


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