Suggest please

Lema KB kiblema at
Fri May 3 16:02:40 CEST 2013

hi Henry

can a symmetric cipher be/use also public-private-keys?

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 3:44 PM, Henry Hertz Hobbit <hhhobbit at
> wrote:

> On 05/03/2013 08:45 AM, Lema KB wrote:
> > is it possible to do it in any other way, but using also priv-pub-key? i
> am
> > like stuck..
> Yes, I imagine they told you to use a symmetric cipher.
> Here are some scripts that may help (be sure to replace
> my KEY NUMBER with yours and change the ".txt" extension
> to ".sh" and make it executable:
> To encrypt use the script (be sure to replace
> TWOFISH with the cipher that you prefer in the script.
> The decrypt script will decrypt the file but make sure
> you do NOT give it the ".gpg" extension or modify the
> script.
> Also, if all you want to do is encrypt and you are on
> Windows, you can use 7-Zip which has a built in AES-128
> symmetric cipher:
> The source code compiles and installs easily for 'nix
> systems
> Don't feel bad about not understanding public / private
> key encryption at first. Even engineers with Phd degrees
> have problems.  Only Mathematicians and Computer Scientists
> can handle it and even then sometimes they have problems.
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