Todd A. Jacobs
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 19:30:42 -0800 (PST)

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On Sun, 21 Nov 1999 wrote:

> something, someone that has my public key but let's say is running PGP
> whatever version, they *can* decrypt my messages right?
Only the owner of the secret key can decrypt a message once it has been encoded for that key. In short, the answer is "no."
> question... What's the use of signing a file/message ?
The same as signing anything else in life: the prove that you really sent something, or wrote something.
> really understand the trust thign.. I typed gpg --edit-key Acid-Duck
You assign trust based on how much you trust the owner of the key to authenticate other keys. - -- Todd A. Jacobs Network Systems Engineer -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: From the workstation of Todd A. Jacobs iD8DBQE4PK1rSeFzUlYOe/MRAkM1AJ9y47+6WNqWeEdWzqoc6bnrpSyZlgCfVX7U puIbD1UO9d2zK6AuGOc/BVY= =Nqbk -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----