[Cryptography] RSA equivalent key length/strength

ianG iang at iang.org
Wed Sep 25 12:17:27 EDT 2013

On 24/09/13 19:23 PM, Kelly John Rose wrote:

> I have always approached that no encryption is better than bad
> encryption, otherwise the end user will feel more secure than they
> should and is more likely to share information or data they should not
> be on that line.

The trap of a false sense of security is far outweighed by the benefit 
of a "good enough" security delivered to more people.

We're talking multiple orders of magnitude here.  The math that counts is:

    Security = Users * Protection.


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