Re: Multiple encryption: again, and again, and again...
From: Tom St Denis (tomstdenis_at_iahu.ca)
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2003 16:26:59 GMT
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| So, my question to the experts is: if you're reasonably sure that a
| certain set of ciphers used cumulatively doesn't weaken the overall
| chain, isn't multiple encryption worthwhile (if speed isn't a major
No. There are multiple arguments against it
1. Increases size, decreases speed
2. Increases complexity
3. Doesn't provide additional security
4. Can easily mislead newbies as to the uber properties.
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