« on: June 02, 2015, 08:29:18 pm »
Literally everything in there is bad advice, even the AES thing is contentious, with most people saying don't use standards the three letter agencies were involved with, the one I see that seems to be the most popular at the moment is PGP.
Also, I think most AES implementations are symmetric block-cyphers, so not as robust as public key for communication. IIRC, RSA used to be good, and then I heard some things about DES possibly being compromised, but I always get the two mixed-up, and, I forget why, but I don't use Elgamal.
If anyone remembers, long, long ago, when Veronica was bigger than the Web, domestic PGP releases had more options for the cypher, and, it was illegal to export certain keys. Being caught abroad with said cyphers amounted to international weapons trafficking; fun stuff, the good 'ol days.
Seems like I'm due for a little refresher course.