Any way to get smaller key sizes?

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at
Wed Sep 28 18:26:33 CEST 2005

On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 06:21:57PM -0400, Jason Barrett wrote:

> I am using GPG for encryption of sensitive information in a
> database.  Some members of the development team are concerned about
> the space taken up by strings encrypted with 1024-bit keys

You may want to look into elliptic curves cryptography. It won't be
GnuPG anymore, but it will permit you smaller keysizes for same
security (as far as we know). I'm not sure there is a patent-free
elliptic curves cryptography algorithm, though.


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