Linux crypto killer apllication
brian at briansmith.org
Thu May 15 08:39:37 CEST 2008
David Picón Álvarez wrote:
> From: "Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at sixdemonbag.org>
>> I see no reason to add "features" to GnuPG that have no connection to
>> any real-world need. Changing the largest keysize, even in expert mode,
>> has no connection to any real-world need I've ever heard anyone
>> articulate, and so I'm pretty hostile to the idea.
It is reasonable to choose to protect a secret for the rest of one's life
(~100 years). In fact, I see no reason why that shouldn't be the default
security level for everybody's personal use. That would require RSA 16,384
or more, according to RSA. Since that key size is impractically large for
several interesting exchange technologies (e.g. 2D barcodes), that means we
need to migrate to something else like ECC.
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