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- Mar 27 2017, 4:47 PM (275 w, 2 d)
Oct 1 2014
Judging by the lack of reply, I assume that this bug won't be fixed, correct?
Sep 26 2014
I read that. It says that RSA-2048 keys are going to be safe until 2030. Doesn't
sound like a lot to me... Considering the average human lifespan, I could be
around until 2070. So, nope, not enough.
If all the emails I sent till now have been intercepted and stored (which seems
to be the case according to Snowden), using a RSA-2048 key simply means that all
my private correspondence is going to be public (or at least accessible) in 16
years time. Now, the only thing I'm asking is to raise the amount of secure
memory allocated by GnuPG to 128k to let people use key sizes up to 16384,
something that was even allowed by the keygen itself.
By the way, is this all bullshit?
AES-256 == RSA-15360 / DSA-15360 (NIST)
AES=256 == RSA-15424 / DSA-15424 (ECRYPT2)
Sep 25 2014
Ok, got it. So I can just throw away my key and make a new one?
Fantastic. Thanks a lot.
Sounds a lot like "640K ought to be enough for anybody".
So long, and thanks for all the good work on GnuPG (seriously).
Yes, I know how to change the code and make it work on _my_ machine.
There is the tiny problem that everyone else has to do it, too.
Can we make that change the default? I don't see a big problem in using 64k or
128k instead of 32k of secure memory.
By the way, 16k of key size is ridiculous now, but it's going to be kind of
standard in the not so distant future. Or am I too paranoid? :)
Just trying to have a GnuPG key which is future-proof, also taking in
consideration the possible use of quantum computers in the future.