Encryption File Size

Johan Wevers johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Thu Feb 23 13:00:04 CET 2012

On 23-02-2012 0:18, tony medeiros wrote:

> Is there a guaranteed ratio of plain to cipher?

No. The files are compressed before encrypting (after encrypting they
should not be compressible so it has te be before) and the results vary.

> X = Worst case scenario (I'm encrypting an already compressed file)

If the compressin is any good the files will become slightly bigger due
to a little overhead.

ir. J.C.A. Wevers
PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html

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