[cryptography] Message encryption standards?

lodewijk andré de la porte lodewijkadlp at gmail.com
Tue May 10 08:06:10 EDT 2011


Rot13 (or any other number) and many other pre-digital era message
encription methods. What is for you the advantage of this kind of
encription?

2011/5/10 Paul Crowley <paul at ciphergoth.org>:
> Most standards that include encryption are to do with transport-level
> encryption (SSL, SSH, IPSec/IKE, WPA etc). However, OpenPGP, XML encryption,
> and CMS all offer a mode of operation more like this:
>
> - Bob sends Alice a packet that includes a public key for encryption
> - Offline, Alice can take this packet and a message and generate an
> encrypted message
> - The message reaches Bob by whatever means
> - Bob decrypts it
>
> Are there other standards of this shape that I've left out here?  Thanks!
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