Re: DSA vs RSA
Posted May 15, 2008 10:21 UTC (Thu) by ldo
In reply to: HOWTOs please!
Parent article: Cryptographic weakness on Debian systems
As I remember, DSA was invented back when the US government was trying to restrict the use of strong cryptography. The key thing about it was that it was supposedly usable only for digital signatures, not for encryption. This was later proven to be false.
And yet people still use DSA today. So why bother any more? Why not just stick with RSA for both encryption and signing? Isn't this compromise a reason to stop using DSA altogether?
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