Dan Mahoney, System Admin
danm at prime.gushi.org
Wed Jun 23 04:30:25 CEST 2010
On Tue, 22 Jun 2010, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> On 6/22/10 10:09 PM, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>> Is this very old and it's now supported? Or is it still not in for some
>> other reason (either oversight, legal, or other).
> By modern standards, IDEA is not considered a promising cipher. There
> are some very good theoretical attacks against it. Between the varying
> patent expiration dates (2011 or so in some countries, IIRC) and the
> thin safety margin, the GnuPG community has generally decided IDEA is
> not a priority for inclusion.
Could the FAQ be updated then, assuming you speak with some authority?
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