Encrypt with password

hello everyone,
i use GPG4win to encrypt attachments and files before upload to cloud.
i know how to encrypt using my own RSA key.
my question, what algorithm is being used when i choose “encrypt with password”? is it AES? any documentation to confirm that?


Yes. AES is the default. It can be overwritten by setting “cipher-algo” in the gpg.conf

You can find it out by running:

gpg --verbose --symmetric

On the command line. It should print something like:
gpg: using cipher AES

The list of supported ciphers can be found by gpg --version

many thanks Andre. Your reply was really helpful