1024 key with large sub key

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Oct 5 19:01:54 CEST 2017

On Thu,  5 Oct 2017 18:39, rjh at sixdemonbag.org said:

>> Blowfish used to be the only freely available cipher when I started with
>> gpg.
> ... wait, 3DES was patent-encumbered?

Not that I know.  But it was old and Blowfish was everywhere (in
particular due to Schneier's book Applied Crypto).  The task was to
replace the patented IDEA cipher and (single-)DES had a bad repudiation
due to the EFF's DES cracker.



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