Long Key Performance

Justin Troutman justinrt at bellsouth.net
Sat Apr 20 23:37:02 CEST 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: Anonymous <anonymous at anonymizer.com>
To: <gnupg-devel at gnupg.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: Long Key Performance

>The goal is not to be secure for the next 18 months.  The goal is to
>keep mail private for all time.

I should specify how I agree with this. When I say, "Right, this is true", I
agree with the first part that you will probably want to opt for security
that will outlast 18 months by far, but to form such a goal as "for all
time" is really not *the* goal. It may be your goal, but not that of modern
cryptography. No current schemes, other than a theoretical OTP, will provide
you with security for all time.

What needs do you have that would address such large key sizes? That is one
question that should be answered.

A few more pfennigs,

Justin T.

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