Changing preferences

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Sep 24 05:01:16 CEST 2008

On Sep 23, 2008, at 7:24 PM, Faramir wrote:

>  I think I will add some more algos, to avoid using 3DES (while it
> should be safe enough... I don't like the solution "lets do it 3  
> times")

3DES is arguably the "best" (defined as "has been studied the most and  
hasn't been broken") algorithm in OpenPGP.  3DES has been around since  
1978 (far longer than anything else in OpenPGP) and been attacked  
continually since then.  It hasn't fallen yet.  The main reason why  
3DES isn't good is that it's dreadfully slow, not that it isn't a good  


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