New hashes - what to do to enable them

Kai Raven
Sun Jul 7 10:42:01 2002

Hello Werner,

on 04.07.2002 [12:21 h] you wrote:

> DSA is only specified for hashes of 160 bit size.  As soon as NIST
> comes up with an enhanced standard we are going to implemnt this.
> Using SHA-256 et al doesn't buy you anything for now.

and for bigger hashes/SHA-256, larger DSA-keys are needed, e.g.
for SHA-256 = ca. 3100, standard is SHA-160 = 1024.
I'm right?


<07.07.2002/10:31 h>
German GnuPG&PGP tutorial:
3100-bit RSA PGP/GnuPG-Key: 0xE979F4BB