MacGPG2 v2.0.17 released!

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Jan 25 14:12:29 CET 2011

On Jan 25, 2011, at 5:03 AM, Johan Wevers wrote:

> Op 25-1-2011 9:50, Werner Koch schreef:
>> Another and real practical
>> reason against such a long key is that it will unusable on my
>> smartphone.
> What kind of smartphone do you have? Since when does GnuPG exists for
> phones? I would be really interested in a Symbian version, or I would
> have to wait for Meego to become adult.
>>> From past experience we know that many users will use such ridiculous
>> long keys.
> Ah, the good old CKT builds. :-)
>> 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.
> I have a 3k ElGamal key (reasoning: 3k is supposed to be just a bit
> stronger than 128 bits which makes my secret key not the weakest point
> but also not longer than that, using 4k or even larger would make the
> symetric algo the weaker point), is 3k not an option for RSA?

Yes, it is.  In fact, 3k is the maximum size for a RSA key on the OpenPGP smartcard.


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