Encryption keys: RSA vs. ElGamal
wk at gnupg.org
Mon Nov 26 13:44:05 CET 2007
On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:56, at120 at hushmail.com said:
> There are some pages that explain the algorithms in detail, but I'm
> not smart enough to evaluate their security and efficiency just by
> looking at the algorithms.
Go with Elgamal if you want that every OpenPGP impleentaion can cope
with it. (I usually use RSA because it is a bit faster).
> I know that RSA was published in 1977, and the patent on it ran out
> in 2000. ElGamal is from 1984, so if there's a patent on it, will
> it expire/has it expired in 2007?
The DH patent expired in April 1997 which was the reason I started with
GnuPG in the same year.
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