Feature Request - RSA 8192

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16 Mar, 2023 03:16 PM

I would like to request that support for RSA 8192 keys be included by default. Plenty of people argue that increasing the RSA key does not meaningfully increase security. I think that those people are overlooking the benefit of using larger session keys with RSA 8192. Session keys may be brute-forced. One does not have to try every possible session key combination. If one were to try half of all possible combinations, one would have a fifty percent chance of trying the correct session key.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 20 Mar, 2023 03:13 PM

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    Hi JustAnotherGPGFan,

    thanks for reaching out and asking about RSA 8192 keys.

    While we do not offer a UI option for RSA keys of that length, key creation is possible via Terminal app.

    However more likely than offering UI support for 8192 bit RSA keys, will be the move to ECC keys as default option.

    For now GPG Suite doesn't officially support elliptic curve keys, but it is possible to generate an ECC key using Terminal: gpg --expert --full-generate-key or import ECC keys using gpg --expert --import path/to/file.

    We already have an open feature request to add support for ECC as well as RSA 8192 keys and I've connected your discussion with both tickets. The number of votes is one factor that helps us to determine what feature to add next.

    This discussion will be updated, when the requested feature is available.


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