symmetric encryption is not working
Charles E. Blair
c-blair at illinois.edu
Sat Jan 6 06:27:08 CET 2018
I have been using gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.18 on a debian linux
for several years. In the last few days, I have noticed
that symmetric encryption is not working.
gpg -c --cipher-algo AES testfile
creates testfile.gpg after asking for a passphrase.
However, the command
gpg testfile.gpg yields the message
> gpg: WARNING: no command supplied. Trying to guess what you mean ...
> gpg: AES encrypted data
> gpg: encrypted with 1 passphrase
and creates a plaintext file without asking for
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gpg: F7C9 B577 1E5D C732 63F1 A9D2 A399 D202 50E8 50D1
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