NSA and PGP rabblerousing

Mike McNally m5 at vail.tivoli.com
Thu Mar 17 05:28:24 PST 1994

Anonymous writes:
 > The guy was really biased against PGP, calling it "illegal",
 > but he also hinted that it had been broken.  The hint was wrapped within
 > a "non-denial denial" (for fans of "All The President's Men") and there
 > was no *concrete* information given to support it.

I've watched enough TV in my day to realize that if PGP had been
broken, they sure as heck wouldn't tell anybody about it.  The only
reason to make such an implication is to prevent people from using it.

Note that doubling the key size from 1024 to 2048 bits is also
probably a ruse, since it dramatically increases computation time (I
think).  1024 bits are a lot of bits as it is.

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