key length

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed Jun 25 23:33:37 CEST 2014

> we (GPGTools) had a brief meetup with Nico (he’s contributing to
> Enigmail) today. He suggested raising the key length default to 4096bit.
> The idea came via a suggestion from Rüdiger Weiß on the 30C3 congress
> ( 

As Werner himself posted to GnuPG-Users just yesterday, 4096-bit is
wildly unnecessary for the vast majority of users.  In fact, there's a
FAQ on it:

Please don't override the GnuPG defaults unless you have a clear and
compelling reason for why RSA-2048 (the GnuPG default) is inappropriate
for your users.

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