1997-06-23 - Re: New PGP signatures

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From: Lucky Green <shamrock@netcom.com>
To: tzeruch@ceddec.com
Message Hash: 1f64c8cd0446c2d586213fca0bf1e6859f55c0053111527222fafa6ed32c181a
Message ID: <Pine.3.89.9706231540.A13824-0100000@netcom2>
Reply To: <97Jun23.173902edt.32257@brickwall.ceddec.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-06-23 22:34:50 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 06:34:50 +0800

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From: Lucky Green <shamrock@netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 06:34:50 +0800
To: tzeruch@ceddec.com
Subject: Re: New PGP signatures
In-Reply-To: <97Jun23.173902edt.32257@brickwall.ceddec.com>
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On Mon, 23 Jun 1997 tzeruch@ceddec.com wrote:

[On PGP switching to SHA-1/ElGamal]
> They could have supported RSA/SHA if they wanted to.  They also put 3DES
> and IDEA support as options in the manual (but not in the freeware or
> tryit versions that I can see).

I guess suggestions such as the one above prove that CP is still attracting 
newbies. That's a good thing. Now if they only read the FAQ.

The patents for DH (which cover the public domain ElGamal) expire this
Fall. By using SHA-1/ElGamal, PGP is moving to a technology that will soon
no longer require paying large sums of money to RSA for the use of a
one-line mathematical formula. This is *a good thing*.