Question about symmetric AES cipher in GnuPG
sac at 300baud.de
Sun Oct 27 20:25:10 CET 2019
Hi Werner and all,
I was wondering why the binary file size when using symmetric AES
encryption with GnuPG is larger than with other apps, I have tested
As an example encrypting a text file containing 'Hello World':
gpg --symmetric --cipher-algo AES256 hw.txt gives me a file
size of 87 Bytes.
Doing the same with openssl, for example:
openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -pbkdf2 -in hw.txt -out hw.enc
results in 32 Bytes.
Can you please, or somebody else, explain in laymen terms why this is so?
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