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E-Mail Battles: Researcher: Digital Signatures Can Lie To Linux, OSX and Windows Users

May 03, 2006, 05:30 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to zanek for this link. ]

"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...'"

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