Why trust gpg4win?

David Smith Dave.Smith at st.com
Fri Aug 23 10:37:20 CEST 2013

On 07/26/13 22:20, Johan Wevers wrote:
> Yes, I know the mantra, and I'm sure that obvious backdoors are not
> present because they would be found rather quickly. However, more subtle
> bugs leading to decipherable messages can take more time to find. The
> infamous PRNG bug in pgp 5 on Unix is a well-known example.

True, but I'm not convinced that closed-source software has any inherent
advantage in this respect, so if you're really that worried, then your
only other choice is to become a cryptography expert yourself and write
your own software...

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