2048 or 4096 for new keys? aka defaults vs. Debian

Tapio Sokura tapio.sokura at iki.fi
Sun Oct 27 07:12:52 CET 2013

On 27.10.2013 2:09, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> The name of the game is economics.  How much is the secret worth?  If
> it's worth $50,000 of computer equipment and cryptanalysis, then it's
> also worth a $50,000 bribe, a $50,000 payment to a professional thief to
> break in and plant keyloggers, $50,000 in hookers and blow, $50,000 of...

Often there is also value in breaking crypto so that the targeted crypto
users don't know it has been broken and thus continue to use it (the
algorithm and/or the specific key). If a big government organization
(take your pick) had broken algorithm/keysize xyz, would they tell anybody?


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