E-Mail Battles: Researcher: Digital Signatures Can Lie To Linux, OSX and Windows Users
May 03, 2006, 05:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to zanek for this
"Digital signatures were designed to allow secure, confidential
communication between two parties.
"As Wikipedia describes it: 'A user may digitally sign messages
using his private key, and another user can check that signature
(using the public key contained in that user's certificate issued
by a certificate authority). This enables two (or more)
communicating parties to establish confidentiality, message
integrity and user authentication without having to exchange any
secret information in advance...'"