Articles with tag “RSA”

Generating a PGP key using GnuPG

Generating a PGP using GnuPG (GPG) is quite simple.  The following shows my recommendations for generating a PGP key today.

$ gpg --gen-key
gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.16; Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY …

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256 Bits of Security

This is an incomplete discussion of SSL/TLS authentication and encryption.  This post only goes into RSA and does not discuss DHE, PFS, elliptical, or other mechanisms.

In a previous post I created an 15,360-bit RSA key and timed how long it took to create the key.  Some may …

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Time to generate a 15,360-bit RSA key

$ time openssl genrsa 15360
Generating RSA private key, 15360 bit long modulus

<magic happens>

real    2m39.541s
user    2m39.236s
sys    0m0.006s

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