Weak encryption keys

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Mar 23 10:05:26 CET 2021

Am Montag 22 März 2021 23:32:14 schrieb Jacob Bachmeyer via Gnupg-users:
> I am assuming that there is some more severe problem with OpenPGP
> Blowfish key wrapping, since the situation you describe would not
> warrant the measures GPG has taken. 

Not know details about this one: Sometimes stuff gets deprecated for cleanup 
reasons and for long term prospects. Often you can find more details in the 

> (In other words, I am assuming that 
> the GPG developers know something here that we do not, and I believe
> that to be a reasonable assumption.)

In my experience GnuPG developers (which I'd include myself) strongly like to 
have everything in the open (to be verifiable). The only situation I can 
image that we or others keep something back is for a limited time during the 
course of a responsible disclosure, but this does not seem to be the case 
here as the code is there.
(What also happens with software is that details are not explained.)

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