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From: NOdbrotherhood AT geocities DOT comSPAM (Michael D. Ryan)
Newsgroups: alt.comp.shareware,comp.os.msdos.djgpp,comp.os.msdos.programmer
Subject: NSA and Encryption
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 00:14:02 GMT
Organization: Brotherhood Software
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DJ-Gateway: from newsgroup comp.os.msdos.djgpp

Is the XOR encryption algorithm considered insecure by the NSA.  I
would like to distribute some basic encryption programs worldwide and
do not want to get into legal troubles.  As I recall, the laws on
encryption export only applies to algorithms considered secure by the
NSA.  The XOR is pretty easy to break using a brute force attack.
Anyway, can anyone tell me if it would be legal for me to distribute
an encryption program using XOR world wide, or would I get in trouble.

Thanks,

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