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Wired: Your E-Hancock Can Be Forged

Mar 21, 2001, 19:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

"A Czech information security firm has found a flaw in Pretty Good Privacy that permits digital signatures to be forged in some situations."

"Phil Zimmermann, the PGP inventor who's now the director of the OpenPGP Consortium, said on Wednesday that he and a Network Associates (NETA) engineer verified that the vulnerability exists."

"ICZ, a Prague company with 450 employees, said that two of its cryptologists unearthed a bug in the OpenPGP format that allows an adversary who breaks into your computer to forge your e-mail signature."

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