[Cryptech Tech] Support for 8192-bit RSA keys

Rob Austein sra at hactrn.net
Mon Mar 25 16:28:28 UTC 2019

Agree that 8192-bit RSA doesn't seem like a major concern. Paranoids use 4096 now, but I suspect that's mostly biding time for wider deployment of EC and post-quantum alternatives. 8192 is getting a bit cumbersome, and the steps beyond that get nasty in fairly short order.

Absence of mature post-quantum asymmetric encryption is a problem, but it's a separate issue and doesn't really make a strong case for 8192-bit RSA in the HSM.
Sent from a phone, please excuse brevity and typos.

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