PGP keys

speed@ns.connext.net
Fri, 30 May 1997 00:50:03 +0000


I apologize for the hastiness of my previous post.

Let me mention that when we speak of a 128-bit RC-5 key or a 56-bit
DES key... this does not correlate to an RSA-based PGP key. For so-
called 'strong' encryption, an RSA key should have at least 512 bits
and probably 1024+ to be safe from funded attacks. (As I mentioned
before - a 384-bit PGP secret key was found already.)

Read http://www.eskimo.com/~joelm/pgp.txt for more info about it.

The moral is the same as always... use bigger keys.

- Mark