GPG is now a poor encryption tool?

Paul Guerin guerinp01 at
Mon Dec 13 03:13:33 UTC 2021

GnuPG is still widely regarded as an industry standard.
However, I have recently come across some negative press against GnuPG. ie GPG.
For example, the following post:

The GPG tool is claimed to be not very secure by modern standards, and
has a legacy code-base that holds the project back.
In response, there are other encryption projects that aim to be much
better. eg

Just wondering, what the community thinks about GPG, and whether it
still deserves to continue to be used as the encryption engine for

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