4096 bit keys

Jonathan Ely thajsta at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 00:32:38 CET 2011

What is ECC? Now I want that haha.

On 22/03/2011 06:53 PM, Grant Olson wrote:
> On 03/22/2011 06:06 PM, Jonathan Ely wrote:
>> I really wish 8192 would become available. Not that it would be the end
>> all/be all of key security but according to your theory it sounds much
>> more difficult to crack.
> The actual cutting edge solution is to move from RSA to ECC.  Even a
> 8192 bit or 16k bit RSA key isn't approved by the NSA or NIST for TOP
> SECRET materials, but ECC-521 is.
> ECC actually is up-and-running in the beta for gpg 2.1, but
> realistically it'll be (at least) a few years before it gets mainstream
> adoption.
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