8192bit RSA keys

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Wed Jul 8 14:18:03 CEST 2009

martin f krafft wrote:
> Two years ago, there was a thread on this list, in which RSA key
> sizes >2048 were discussed [0]. In these two years, the crypto-world
> has been shaken up a bit, and computers got yet a bit more powerful.

With respect to key sizes, nothing has changed since then.

IMO, keys larger than 2kbit have no practical purpose for >95% of users.
 Keys larger than 4kbit have no practical purpose, period.

More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list