let the flaming begin or Factoring Breakthrough?

Steve Butler sbutler@fchn.com
Thu Feb 28 17:08:01 2002

Our trading partners who have RSA keys started talking last fall about
raising them to 4096 bits.  I don't know what they will do now!!  

Stephen Butler
Oracle Administrator
First Choice Health Network

-----Original Message-----
From: Ingo Kl=F6cker [mailto:ingo.kloecker@epost.de]
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 3:29 PM
To: gnupg-users@gnupg.org
Subject: Re: let the flaming begin or Factoring Breakthrough?

> And I thing raising the warning limits for RSA key generation would
> be a Right Thing.

So if you have to hide information from the NSA you'd better use 
stronger RSA keys. Otherwise your 1024 bit RSA keys are still safe 
enough. New RSA keys should IMO nevertheless have at least 2048 bits.

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