What does the pgp public key length depend on? Does a long private key result in a long public key? The longer public key the better; or is it even the private key the crucial factor?
I recently had a situation where I lost an old private key (write error; realized this too late). In regenerating keys and replacing the public keys on various sites, I noticed that the public keys ...
In Pretty Good Privacy, it is said that Sender sends compressed message and encrypts the message with the private key of himself. And then Receiver will decrypt that message with the public key of the ...
Is your PGP passphrase used to decrypt an encrypted private key, or needed in conjunction with the private key to decrypt the message?
If the former, then if the private key can be used to digitally sign messages, why doesn't your client offer to encrypt this highly sensitive piece of data? If the latter, then if someone had access ...
I would like to know if generating a PGP key with a number of bits higher than 4096 is possible and if so how?