Re: [openpgp] Deprecating compression support

"Daniel A. Nagy" <nagydani@epointsystem.org> Wed, 20 March 2019 18:18 UTC

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From: "Daniel A. Nagy" <nagydani@epointsystem.org>
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Subject: Re: [openpgp] Deprecating compression support
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Hi,

I strongly agree with this. Compression is a very useful safety belt
making statistical cryptanalysis substantially harder even if the used
cipher begins showing weakness.

Cheers,

Daniel

On 3/20/19 3:53 PM, Andre Heinecke wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Vincent said that my mail was too rambling. I agree. Here is the short 
> Version:
> 
> * Compression is good and necessary.
> * Standardized compression is good.
> * I don't want to use unstandardized compression only because you do not want 
> to implement compression in sequoia.
> * There is no reason the change the standard. Compression has been around for 
> ages. It is _standard_ and working well.
>