Decryption problem

Werner Koch
Thu, 16 Sep 1999 09:17:20 +0200

Johan Wevers <> writes:

> However, encrypting messages is far more important to me than signing.
Nope. You need signatures to bind the encryption key to the primary key. If you can break the signature you can replace the public key. The only solution to prevent this is by comparing the fingerpint of the encryption key too ( --fingerprint --fingerprint) - but you can only do this if have compared them directly without any introducer - otherwise you would have used signatures too. Signatures are very important. -- Werner Koch at keyid 621CC013