8192bit RSA keys

dan at geer.org dan at geer.org
Wed Jul 8 22:18:24 CEST 2009

> It depends on what you're protecting against.   For most common cases,  
> a 8192-bit RSA key is likely so vastly stronger than the rest of your  
> environment that a smart attacker wouldn't bother to attack it.   
> They'd just go after what they want via other attacks against you and/ 
> or your environment.  Mind you, the same thing is true for a 2048-bit  
> RSA key as well.  (I'd wager that for many people, the same thing is  
> also true for a 512-bit RSA key).

What a great idea for a metric!


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