Jeffrey Walton noloader at
Wed Mar 16 15:05:49 CET 2011

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:41 AM,  <vedaal at> wrote:
> David Shaw dshaw at wrote on
> Wed Mar 16 00:42:48 CET 2011 :
>>GnuPG does the MDC by default whenever all the keys can handle it
> What kind of key can't handle it in gnupg?
> I sent messages to all key types, including v3 keys, using the
> forced MDC,
> (my preferred cipher is 3DES, not that I have anything against any
> others, but have been used to using it and see no particular reason
> to change),
2 key or 3 key? 2TDEA only provides about 80 bits of security, and is
usually not recommend for use.

NIST SP 800-57:
ECRYPT2 Yearly report on Key Sizes:


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