MacGPG2 v2.0.17 released!

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Jan 25 09:50:45 CET 2011

On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:03, benjamin at said:

>  * Maximum key size increased to 8192 bits; recommended for expert users only

I do not think this is a good idea.  There is no point in such a long
key size.  The simplest reason against this is that the keysize is not
the weakest link in the system - at least the bugs in the software
prevail all such theoretical improvements.  Another and real practical
reason against such a long key is that it will unusable on my

>From past experience we know that many users will use such ridiculous
long keys.  As of now I have only 1 8k RSA key in my keyring compared to
22 4k, 108 2k and 172 1k.  I hope we can keep the number of 8k keys at
bay until everyone will be using ECC.



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