[nycbug-talk] RSA/DSA for encryption: has it's time come?

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Wed Aug 7 09:58:21 EDT 2013

Hi All,

I'd love to know what people's thoughts are on the state of older
RSA/DSA encryption, versus the future of eliptic curve ECDSA:


A few years ago, a number of us were wary of the brand-spankin'-new ECC
crypto for use in SSH public keys.  And then months later, there were
some ECDSA/ssh implementation problems exposed:


So, that was 2 years ago, ECDSA implementations are now no longer in
their infancy.

What are people's thoughts on the practicality of starting to use ECDSA keys?

Has anyone here seen their use mandated over RSA/DSA in a business setting?
Has anyone just jumped into ECDSA bliss, and not looked back?


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