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Modernizing the OpenPGP Message Format

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Bryan Ford
Last updated 2016-04-21 (Latest revision 2015-10-19)
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This draft proposes and solicits discussion on methods of modernizing OpenPGP's encrypted message format to support more state-of-the-art authenticated encryption schemes, and optionally to protect format metadata as well as data via metadata encryption and judicious padding.


Bryan Ford

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