1024 key with large sub key

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Thu Oct 5 18:39:44 CEST 2017

> Back in 1998/1999 we were keen to have a 128 bit block cipher in
> OpenPGP.  The PGP folks and me discussed this and our bets were on
> Twofish as a very promising candidate for the AES competition.  Thus we
> went for that before we added AES 1.5 years later.

I was unaware GnuPG had a role in this decision: thank you for the
clarification.  :)

> Blowfish used to be the only freely available cipher when I started with
> gpg.

... wait, 3DES was patent-encumbered?

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