Efail or OpenPGP is safer than S/MIME

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at enigmail.net
Sat May 19 15:00:36 CEST 2018

On 19.05.18 14:15, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri, 18 May 2018 12:18, patrick at enigmail.net said:
>> How far back will that solution work? I.e. is this supported by all
>> 2.0.x and 2.2.x versions of gpg?
> 2.0.19 (2012) was the first to introduce DECRYPTION_INFO  In any case
> 2.0 is end-of-life.  In theory we could backport that to 1.4 but I don't
> think that makes sense.

Enigmail runs on many long-term Linux distributions that still ship
older, presumably patched, versions of GnuPG. For example, Red Hat EL
6.9/Centos 6.9 contains GnuPG 2.0.14, but current versions of Thunderbird.

GnuPG 2.0.x will therefore still be relevant for me for many years to come.


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