Re: [openpgp] First 4880bis drafts

Aaron Zauner <azet@azet.org> Thu, 05 November 2015 21:32 UTC

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Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> Ok - so what's the threat model here? Are we really expecting AES to be
>> broken anytime soon? Really?
> 
> As a police officer friend of mine is fond of saying, nobody wakes up in
> the morning and says "today I think I'll need my body armor."

He still packs a firearm, pepper-spray and baton, I guess? :)

> 
> I doubt that anyone working on the RFC really expects AES to be broken
> any time soon.  The inclusion of Camellia as a hedge against unpleasant
> surprises, though, seems wise.

I'm not saying that having alternatives to AES is a bad idea, I'm just
saying that CAMELLIA may not be the best choice there. It has not seen a
lot of cryptanalysis over the last couple of years (primarily because
there's almost no interest in it).

Aaron