Re: [openpgp] AEAD Chunk Size

Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> Tue, 19 March 2019 10:05 UTC

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Subject: Re: [openpgp] AEAD Chunk Size
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On Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:32, neal@walfield.org said:

> I agree with you that AEAD + signed chunks is even better.  But,
> streaming AEAD still provides a significant improvement relative to
> the status quo: it protects against EFAIL-style exfiltration attacks.

Neal: Please stop spreading false information.  Our MDC already protects
against this (old) kind of attack.  We implemented the new AE algorithms
merely for cryptographic cleanness and speed.


Shalom-Salam,

   Werner

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