how slow are 4Kbit RSA keys? [was: Re: multiple keys vs multiple identities]

Heinz Diehl htd at
Mon Sep 27 21:14:31 CEST 2010

On 27.09.2010, Vjaceslavs Klimovs wrote:

> 2048 bit keys are suitable - it's "user+sys" what matters in this case,
> but not "real" by all means, as that includes waiting for passphrase
> input too.

Hmm, maybe I miss the point, but hey, we're living in the age where dual-
and quadcore processors are as common as our daily bread, who cares about
1 second? Regarding an ARM or any other tablet pc, it doesn't really
matter eiter, does it?

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