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Re: PKZIP - Encryption

"L. DEkel" writes:
> PKZIP Encryption:
> PKZIP encryption is often said to be: Weak, "a joke" ,"a deception" etc.
> Maybe it's time to put things in the right perspective.
> One must realize (yet again) the difference between:
> Theoretical Cryptography - and - Practical Cryptography:

Er, I don't understand.

I could see why one would want to use a weak encryption system if it
bought you something. However, good encryption systems are as cheap to
use as bad ones. Therefore, why ever use a bad one? If the top of the
line lock costs the same amount as a toy lock, why buy a toy?