Isn’t it about time remailers moved from the old SHA1
& MD5 to the newer and more secure RIPEMD-160,
SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, and Whirlpool hashes?
As for the use of CAST5, IDEA, and 3DES algorithms,
although they still haven't been broken (?), with
advances in crypto-analysis; 'for how much longer'?
It is about time we moved to the newer generation
Twofish, AES256, or the more secure, (belts and
braces approach to algorithm design) Serpent?
Or even use all three Twofish, AES256, and Serpent
simultaneously like the OTFE program Truecrypt?
Stronger keys than 2048bit the most common, although
some still use 1024 bit keys. How about 4096+ and
not just for the old RSA key design?
It is about time the few remailer operators still
using the old PGP 2.X.X, moved to GnuPGP, or at least
the CKT builds of PGP 2.X.X?