what are the sub keys

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Tue Mar 22 22:23:46 CET 2011

On 3/22/11 5:17 PM, MFPA wrote:
> Is there any particular reason to jump from 2048 to 4096 rather than
> use an intermediate value? 3072 maybe?

Not really.  A 3K key is roughly a factor of 50,000 times harder to
brute force.  This is such a slender improvement that it's really not
worth talking about.  If 112 bits of effective security aren't enough
for you, it's quite likely the 128 bits of effective security provided
by RSA-3K aren't enough for you either.

Honestly, I see more sense in RSA-15K than I do in RSA-4K.

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