NSA backdoors and Set Preferred Cipher

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Sun Sep 8 08:43:22 CEST 2013

On Sun,  8 Sep 2013 01:38, rjh at sixdemonbag.org said:

> Twofish, but the recipient doesn't support it... then CAST5, but that's
> not supported... then Blowfish, again not supported... hey, 3DES.  3DES

Nitpicking: CAST5 is a SHOULD algorithm

   Implementations MUST implement TripleDES.  Implementations SHOULD
   implement AES-128 and CAST5.  Implementations that interoperate [...]

thus most applications will actually stop right here.



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