Re: DES encryption
>>>>> "Ray" == jdassen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Ray> Yes. I still haven't seen estimates how/if this seriously
Ray> affects the security of triple DES. Plain DES has outlived
Ray> it's usefulness. Even the US government seems to be aware of
Ray> this, as on of their agencies has requested submissions for a
Ray> new shared key cipher standard. Submissions include "twofish"
Ray> (by Bruce Shneier; I assume it's along blowfish's lines) and
Ray> "RC6" by Rivest.
In theory it doesn't. The major issue with DES has always been the
size of it's keyspace.
Two fish and RC6 are extensions to Blowfish and RC5 respectively.
There are also a number of other algorithms under review for the AES.
As for the U.S. Government, reading the new EFF/O'Reilys book on the
DES cracker EFF built may change your opinion of what the U.S. gov't
does or doesn't want.
Ray> Does anyone know if/when GPG will support towfish and RC6?
I presume it's just a Small Matter Of Programming (tm).
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