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Re: AES128 or AES256 by default?

From: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
Subject: Re: AES128 or AES256 by default?
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 08:23:36 +0300
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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> There is a debian bug:
> Which asks that we make AES-256 the default preferred cipher.  Right now
> AES-128 is the default preferred cipher.  Of course, today AES-256 is
> supported as well (it is the second preferred default cipher).
> What do people think here?

I also see no reason. Increasing the key size from 128bits to 256bits,
does not offer any additional security (given of course that AES is not
broken in other ways).

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