CDR: Is PGP broken? (fwd)

Jim Choate ravage at
Tue Nov 28 19:17:10 PST 2000


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 21:22:18 -0500 (EST)
From: Russell Nelson <nelson at>
To: cryptography at
Subject: Is PGP broken?

Is it just me, or is PGP broken?  I don't mean any particular version
of PGP -- I mean the fact that there are multiple versions of PGP
which generate incompatible cryptography.  Half the time when someone
sends me a PGP-encrypted message, I can't decrypt it.  Presuming that
I'm right, is anyone attempting to fix PGP?

Not to mention anything about PGP keyservers, or the utter and
complete absence of anybody doing point-source PGP signing.

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