Best Practices

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sat Dec 11 01:11:53 CET 2010

On 12/10/2010 6:04 PM, Johan Wevers wrote:
> Why are 3072 bit RSA systems not practical today? Except for situations
> where very few data can be transmitted...

Answered your own question there.  :)

RSA-3K is practical for a lot of problem domains, but I wouldn't
consider it a good general recommendation.  For instance, there are a
lot of smartcards that don't play well with 3K keys.  As a general
recommendation, I think 3K is a bad idea.

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