riseup.net OpenPGP Best Practices article

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Jun 24 14:29:12 CEST 2014

On Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:42, pete at heypete.com said:

> Would SHA-256 be a better (in the context of being more compatible)
> choice if one preferred using a non-SHA-1 hash?

At least on 32 bit machines SHA-256 is faster than SHA-512.  Some CPUs
have hardware support for SHA-256 but not for SHA-512.  With DSA and
ECDSA a SHA-512 digest is anyway truncated (to 256 bit for dsa3072).



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