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Re: DES encryption

On Wed, Aug 05, 1998 at 06:37:40AM -0700, Stephen Zander wrote:
> Marginally off-topic but you are aware brute-force key search for DES is
> within the reach of anyone with USD $250,000 to spare, aren't you?

Yes. I still haven't seen estimates how/if this seriously affects the
security of triple DES. Plain DES has outlived it's usefulness. Even the US
government seems to be aware of this, as on of their agencies has requested
submissions for a new shared key cipher standard. Submissions include
"twofish" (by Bruce Shneier; I assume it's along blowfish's lines) and "RC6"
by Rivest.

Does anyone know if/when GPG will support towfish and RC6?

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