Anders Holm mentioned:
> For PGP to become commercial, they had to hand over the algorithm to
So? The whole point of PGP is that the algorithm is public knowledge, the
security is in the key. In theory it should take a very fast computer
many years to crack a key using brute force, even if the plain text is
 In theory, because bugs and other "optimizations" can make it much
easier for spies to decode messages. It can also be less work to write a
program that reads the secret key off the users hard drive when they load a
certain web page...
Do You Yahoo!?
Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!