AES-GCM and AEAD Protected Data Packet (IETF draft)

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Mar 23 15:56:49 CET 2016

On Wed, 23 Mar 2016 03:20, mail at said:

> wanted to get the GnuPG community's thoughts. Making GCM the new
> standard mode for symmetric encryption would give us a modern and
> performant alternative to OpenPGP's CFB mode. Especially with regards

As I mentioned on the WG list, I would really like to see OCB used for
OpenPGP.  OCB is far superior over any other AE modes.  There are no
software patent issues even for closed source software with the
exception for those whose business it is to kill people.



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