RSA 1024 ridiculous
atom at smasher.org
Sun Jun 17 17:48:14 CEST 2007
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On Sun, 17 Jun 2007, Remco Post wrote:
> Does gnupg support elliptic curve crypto? ;-)
if you're paranoid about RSA, then there's no reason to go to ECC since
the math behind it is still young and uncertain. while a 1024 bit RSA key
~may~ not be secure for a long time, it's old age is due only to computing
horsepower, not a "break" in the math behind it. as such, a larger RSA key
buys time... and only time will tell if it buys "enough" time for a
gpg does support RSA-2048/SHA-256 (or even RSA-4096/SHA-512) which is what
i've been using for a while now. i'll sign this email with
RSA-2048/SHA-256 (my default on this key) just to show what it looks like.
it's a big signature block, but not ridiculous and on a reasonably
powerful computer it's hardly a noticeable delay to work with such keys.
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