[openssl-users] OpenSSL vs GPG for encrypting files? Security best practices?
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Sat Nov 3 08:28:02 CET 2018
Try openssl cms ( as newer alternative to s/mime)
пт, 2 нояб. 2018 г. в 23:30, Nicholas Papadonis <nick.papadonis.ml at gmail.com>:
> Security Experts,
> I'm considering encrypting a tar archive and optionally a block file system (via FUSE) using either utility. Does anyone have comments on the best practices and tools for either?
> I read that the OpenSSL AES-CBC CLI mode is prone to a malleable attack vector and it's CLI interface should not be use directly for production. I have also read that GPG is the suggested alternative to OpenSSL CLI due to this. I have followed through with the OpenSSL CLI AES tests and am curious where the malleable attack is (in the pipe?). I am also curious to why GPG, which is an asymmetric key manager, is used for file based encryption when only a single key is required. How does GPG solve this malleable attack vector.
> A security expert's guidance here is much appreciated.
> Thank you,
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