Create key's over 4096 bit ????

Ludwig Hügelschäfer mlisten at
Thu Dec 22 10:47:24 CET 2005

On 22.12.2005 10:35 Uhr, Johan Wevers wrote:
> Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
>> - 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.
> That depends on what you consider important. Hash functions are only used
> for signing;

Ack. And for protection of the private key.

> for encryption, currently the 256 bit algo's are the strongest.

Please don't mix symmetrical encryption strength (I suppose you are
referring to the session key length/encryption algo) with asymmetrical
encryption strength.

A chain is only as strong as its weakest element.


BTW: Sorry for first replying via PM

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