[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | Ed448 keys are indicated as having a 456-bit "security level" (#1231)

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Daniel Kahn Gillmor commented:

I agree with @phlerovium's note: key size or length has to do with the octets consumed on the wire or in local storage.  "strength" is a rough attempt at providing an equivalence to the expected "work factor" (in log 2) needed for a brute-force attack.

But the note made me realize there is an additional weird annotation above, namely:

    Generating a 256 bit EdDSA (Ed448) private key

That should probably read "Generating a 448 bit EdDSA (Ed448) private key".

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