Jonathan Ely thajsta at
Mon Mar 14 04:21:25 CET 2011

I apologise in advance if this is a stupid question to ask now or if
people already asked it before I stepped on the scene, but which
algorithm is more secure: DSA and EL GAMAL or RSA? I know the latter has
undergone a ridiculous amount of scrutiny and is immensely popular. I
also know it generates longer keys.

I have a 4096 RSA key but really never found the answer whilst searching
beforehand which one to choose. I know 4096 is much better than 2048, so
I can not figure out why Enigmail defaults to a 2048 instead of 4096 but
whatever. I am not concerned about speed; I will gladly sacrifice speed
for security any day. As always, thanks for the future lessons.
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