Question of a beginner: DSA/ElGamal or RSA/Elgamal with a higher number of encryption?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Fri Jun 26 16:05:52 CEST 2009

Alexander Delau wrote:
> Now I'm not sure, what keys i should use after typing "gpg --gen-key
> --expert" and what keys are secure. 

Beginners should:

	1.  Avoid the "--expert" flag
	2.  Use the defaults

GnuPG is meant to be as straightforward as possible for new users.  You
don't need to worry about the details of which algorithm is used and in
what length and whatnot.

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