1024 key with 2048 subkey: how affected?

Chris Poole lists at chrispoole.com
Mon Jan 23 20:50:20 CET 2012

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM, brian m. carlson
<sandals at crustytoothpaste.net> wrote:

> Because it's also used to sign other people's keys.  Using a very large
> key (for 256-bit equivalence, ~15kbits) makes verification so slow as to
> be unusable.  You have to not only verify signatures on other keys but
> also the signatures on the subkeys.

That was what I hadn't thought about. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


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