playing with cryptography...
shavital at mac.com
Fri May 2 10:27:51 CEST 2008
Ramon Loureiro wrote the following on 5/2/08 3:52 AM:
> I just have ask for an email certificate to thawte.com thinking that
> it's handled like a GPG signature (I thought that I'll have something
> like a GPG certified signature)
> Now I have the certificate.... I have installed it in Explorer and
> Firefox...-by the way, I don't understand why it is associated to the
> browser and not to the email program-
> I'm certified... but I don't know what can I do with this or how can
> apply to my emails?
> Once again, excuse my ignorance.
This message has again a bad signature:
gpg: Signature made Fri May 2 03:52:49 2008 EDT using RSA key ID 80C7D647
gpg: BAD signature from "Ramon Loureiro <ramon.loureiro at upf.edu>"
Thawte's certificates can be used both for signing and for encrypting,
using S/MIME, and they are not at all like gpg keys.
Your correspondent also must be using S/MIME to be able to verify your
signature, and to decrypt/encrypt using those certificates.
gpg 2.* is S/MIME compliant.
You should be able to import into Thunderbird the e-mail certificate
that was issued to you by Thawte: go to Account Settings/Security, and
try to use the available options.
As far as I am concerned, there's no ignorance here to be excused. I am
an ignorant empirical user, and I may be as ignorant, or more than most
of this list's learned members.
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