rsa keys in 1.0.6b 1023 or 1024?

Bernd Eckenfels lists at
Thu Nov 8 00:26:02 CET 2001

On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 04:18:00PM +0100, 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
> part of the chain and not improved by longer keys

the difference between brute forcing the hash of one message and
bruteforcing the secret key of a signature key is significant. On the other
hand GnuPG can use any hash you want it to use. Generating a Key is
independend from it.


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