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