• Key Size Update

    Last summer I posted a blog about the move 2048-bit RSA keys in SSL certificates. While I was drafting my post, NIST was working on a new Special Publication. This document, just released as NIST SP 800-131A, allows a transition period to from 1024-bit to 2048-bit RSA keys. In the period of 1 January 2011 through 31 December 2013, 1024-bit

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  • What’s the deal with 2048-bit keys?

    Entrust has been getting a lot of questions about the move to 2048-bit RSA keys.  The move is causing some web administrators concern, so we thought it would be a good time to clarify the reasoning behind the move to 2048-bit keys. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) prepared a special report SP 800-57 in 2005 for

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