[linux-elitists] pgp -m with gpg

Marc MERLIN marc@merlins.org
Mon Dec 10 10:28:02 PST 2001


On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 04:40:17PM +0000, M. Drew Streib wrote:
> I'd actually rather hope that it _couldn't_. A good symmetric algorithm

Well, it sees that something is wrong because it doesn't output random
garbage, it just gives up.
Therefore, it  could use my passphrase  and try all the  symetric cyphers it
has until it gets output "that makes sense" (meaning something for which the
algorithm at least completes)

Marc
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