Create key's over 4096 bit ????

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Dec 22 14:16:52 CET 2005

On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 18:36:20 +0100, Christoph Anton Mitterer said:

> - And even from a cryptographic point of view this wouldn't make sense 
> (as far as I know), as currently hashfunctions are the weak point of the 
> whole system.

The actual weak point is the missing bugfreeness of the
implementation, the toolchain, the OS, the microcode and the hardware.

Talking about 4k keys is in this respect useless - unless you have
very special requirements and can neglect the above points.  However,
with such requirements you will also have the staff and money to take
proper decisions and implement new code from scratch.



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