Other hashes with DSA keys

Johan Wevers johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Sun Mar 13 15:17:01 CET 2005


Now that PGP 9 beta seems to have extended the standard to allow non-160 bit
hashes to be used with DSA keys, isn't it time for GnuPG to do the same,
especially after the recent attacks on SHA-1? I know it's against the
standard, but the expansion of the standard is pretty straightforward and
not due to interpretation problems. After all, the official standard is
often a reflection of the behaviour of specific programs anyway.

And while this is being provessed, Tiger might be re-included too, since the
arguments against its 192 bits size are then no longer relevant.

ir. J.C.A. Wevers         //  Physics and science fiction site:
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