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Re: [bug-recutils] Encryption

From: Jose E. Marchesi
Subject: Re: [bug-recutils] Encryption
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:20:07 +0200
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Hi John.

    I noticed today, that I can only decrypt my encrypted fields from
    the machine with which I encypted them.  I don't know if this is
    because of different recutils versions or what.  But it concerns me,
    because I want to upgrade that machine soon and don't want to loose
    my encrpyted data.
    What are the implications of different versions on encrypted fields?

As we found out during the GHM at Paris, the reason is that between 1.5
was released and today salt was added to the algorithm which
crypts/decrypts the stuff.

I think we should add an ephimeral option for 1.6 to support decryption
of fields encrypted with 1.5, along with a note in the NEWS file and
release notes.  What do you think?

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