DSA and ECC
atom-gpg at suspicious.org
Thu Mar 25 04:58:17 CET 2004
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> Twofish was added as the first freely available 128 bit block cipher
> and partly due to personal communication between Phil Zimmermann and
> Bruce Schneier.
was twofish originally implemented in openPGP as a 128 bit cipher? the
current implementation is 256 bit... or did you mean to say that blowfish
was the first freely available 128 bit block cipher?
> We don't need to add a >1024 bit DSA because it is just a matter of
> the keysize and OpenPGP does not give limits on that. We have not yet
> added support for >1024 bit DSA because we actually use DSS (basically
> DSA + SHA1) and like to wait for the official specifications of >1024
> bit DSA , although they details are pretty obvious.
i can't figure out why NIST/NSA/ANSI etc are taking so long to formalize
the larger versions of DSS/DSA. i guess in the meantime, one can use
RSA-3072 with SHA-256 (if they're using a bleeding-edge version of gpg).
PGP key - http://atom.smasher.org/pgp.txt
3EBE 2810 30AE 601D 54B2 4A90 9C28 0BBF 3D7D 41E3
"If Jesus had been killed 20 years ago, Catholic school
children would be wearing little electric chairs around
their necks instead of crosses"
-- Lenny Bruce
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Comment: What is this gibberish? - http://atom.smasher.org/links/#digital_signatures
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