Jul 20, 2017

How to choose algorithms in GnuPG?

MD5 and SHA-1 should be avoided if possible, and for bulk encryption it’s best to use Camellia, Twofish, or AES.

Beyond that guidance there is no “best algorithm” in GnuPG.

GnuPG’s algorithms are so well-designed for what they do that there is no single “best”. There’s just a lot of personal, subjective choice.