In this oped in the Guardian

Bruce Schneier writes: "Prefer symmetric cryptography over public-key 
cryptography." The only reason I can think of is that for public key crypto you 
typically use an American (and thus subverted) CA to get the recipients public 

What other reasons could there be for this advice?


(I apologise for typos and being terse; this mail was written on an iPad)

Jaap-Henk Hoepman
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Radboud University Nijmegen 
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