1994-06-22 - Re: Unofficial Release

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@imsi.com>
To: dcosenza@netcom.com
Message Hash: 4e01c443ab3497ec35e7dddda2125d324dea4c45f774dd96ccc47b0650ad8f42
Message ID: <9406221254.AA02636@snark.imsi.com>
Reply To: <199406220354.UAA03231@netcom14.netcom.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-06-22 12:55:14 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 22 Jun 94 05:55:14 PDT

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@imsi.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 94 05:55:14 PDT
To: dcosenza@netcom.com
Subject: Re: Unofficial Release
In-Reply-To: <199406220354.UAA03231@netcom14.netcom.com>
Message-ID: <9406221254.AA02636@snark.imsi.com>
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dcosenza@netcom.com says:
> I'm pleased to announce the release of an unofficial version of PGP v2.6ui
> that allows for key generation up to 8176 bits,

Way overkill. Remember that 2000 is not just twice as hard as 1000 --
even breakthroughs that improved factoring speed by factors of
thousands couldn't break 2000 bit keys any century soon, if ever. I'd
worry more about my key management -- before putting in even the
effort to crack a 1500 bit key they are likely to just listen in on
the emmissions from your keyboard and monitor.