RSA or DSA? That's the question

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Sep 7 18:26:41 CEST 2007

On Fri,  7 Sep 2007 15:15, malayter at said:

> Or would you want to read Werner Koch's mail and that of a few other
> crypto enthusiasts? Despite its standardization and patent-free

This requires support for Elgamal because DSA is used only for signing.
Actually DSS (DSA + SHA*) is an national US standard and it is suggested
to use it for digital signatures.  A variant of DSA, ECDSA gains more
and more importance and without the patent problems/FUD you would very
soon see it included and used in all Internet standards.



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