1024 bit encryption compromised?

Steve Butler sbutler@fchn.com
Wed Mar 27 18:06:02 2002

We have one client using RSA.  Last fall they moved to 4096 bits due to
rumors about vulnerability at 1024.  We moved to 2048 bit DSA/ELG-E at the
same time.  Perhaps we're just paranoid.

Stephen M Butler
Oracle Administrator
First Choice Health Network

sbutler@fchn.com GnuPG: 8B17 7384 AB86 D67F 7612 3587 5715 C880 1B32 D54B 
kg7je@attbi.com  GnuPG: 8A25 9726 D439 758D D846 E5D4 282A 5477 0385 81D8 
or kg7je@arrl.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Oyvind A. Holm [mailto:sunny@sunbase.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:16 AM
To: gnupg-users@gnupg.org
Subject: 1024 bit encryption compromised?


    According to a security debate sparked off by cryptography expert
    Lucky Green on Bugtraq yesterday, 1,024-bit RSA encryption should
    be "considered compromised".

The question is floating around among us -- would it be wise to upgrade
to 2048 bits, or is this just speculations? Now that they're talking
about this, I guess one should be a step ahead of the snoopers --
especially when it comes to the future robustness of the signatures.

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