Why does Claws Mail included in Tails generate PGP keys with only 1024 key length?

Wouldn't 2048 or 4096 key length be more secure?

  • Insane defaults nobody ever looked at again probably. Any keytype with 1024bit length has to be considered insecure today. RSA/2048 is the minimum length with RSA/4096 bit is recommended for general use.
    – MacLemon
    Jun 7, 2014 at 15:15

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An oversight. You should file such issues as bugs rather than assuming there could be a sane reason for it :)

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