rsa keys in 1.0.6b 1023 or 1024?

Florian Weimer fw at
Wed Nov 7 20:30:02 CET 2001

disastry at writes:

> Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
>> If I understood Prof. Dr. Gerhard Frey from university in Essen correctly,
>> above 1024 bits doesn't make sense because the hash function is the weak

> and hash function is used only for signing, so it can't be the weak
> part of the chain in encryption.

And signatures are required for key management...

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