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OpenPGP Standard RFC 4880 (Not Totally a Linux Question, but as I may be using GnuPG on Linux... I will ask anyhow The Modification Detection Code Packet is defined to ...
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- 03-29-2010 #1
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OpenPGP - MDC Packet - SHA1
The Modification Detection Code Packet is defined to use SHA-1, even though it does state in section 13.11. that this can be altered, and gives example methods. However this would cause interoperability, (q1)so I assume there is no standard method of doing this??
(q2)How much of a threat do you believe this to be? Even though the SHA-1 hash is encrypted within the symmetrically encrypted integrity protected data packet.
- 03-29-2010 #2
I don't know about your first question (though I would say your assumption is correct), but as for the second, according to Wikipedia (which quotes Bruce Shneier, who is quite a security guru):
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
ps. though IANAM - I am not a mathematicianStumbling around the 'net: