[openpgp] Must-Implement Algorithms (was:Summary of WG status)

Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> Thu, 13 July 2017 07:54 UTC

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Subject: [openpgp] Must-Implement Algorithms (was:Summary of WG status)
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On Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:38, sandals@crustytoothpaste.net said:

> 3DES is still the must-implement encryption algorithm.  AES128 seems
> like the logical choice here, since it's already MTI because of ECDH.

I am fine with that choice.

There is also the suggestion to make AES-nnn mandatory and 3DES optional
when used with v5 keys.  I would be in favor of that; I don't care on
whether this is AES-128 or AES-256.

> I suggest that we make the AEAD mode, whatever we pick, mandatory as
> well.

We can only do that when used with v5 keys.  We can't do that in
general.


Salam-Shalom,

   Werner

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