Re: PGP Export license?

Justin Dolske (dolske@cis.ohio-state.edu)
Thu, 29 May 1997 19:27:06 -0400 (EDT)


On Thu, 29 May 1997, Evan Jeffrey wrote:

> PGP uses the 128 bit IDEA algorhithm with a one time pad to encrypt the
> message, then encrypts the IDEA key with RSA. I assume that they are
> refering to that.

Right. (except there's no OTP involved, just a random session key)

I'm just confused as to why the press release is a bit vague on this
point. No big deal, since who they can export to is so restricted...

Justin Dolske <URL:http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~dolske/>
(dolske@cis.ohio-state.edu)
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