encryption algorithm

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Tue Dec 17 17:31:43 CET 2013

> Hi!  What encryption algorithm do we use in OpenPGP

It depends a lot on how you have GnuPG configured and how your  
recipient's certificate is configured.

For asymmetric encryption, either RSA or Elgamal will be used.

For symmetric encryption, one of Twofish, AES256, AES192, AES128,  
Camellia256, Camellia192, Camellia128, CAST5-128, Blowfish, IDEA or  
3DES will be used.

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