Create key's over 4096 bit ????

Johan Wevers johanw at
Thu Dec 22 10:45:19 CET 2005

Atom Smasher wrote:

>a 1025 bit key (if there was such a thing) would be [merely] twice as 
>strong as a 1024 bit key. a 1028 bit key would be 16 times stronger.

That is true for symmetric encryption, but not for the algorithms used
for public key encryption since the attacs on RSA and ElGamal are better.

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