[Q] : verify an encrypted signed file.

Walt Mankowski waltman@pobox.com
Mon Aug 20 18:23:02 2001

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On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 12:07:27PM -0400, Justin R. Miller wrote:

> I have a quick theoretical question that I've been wondering about for a
> while. If you encrypt a file for someone, why would you also need to
> sign it? I mean, I do this, but I don't understand it. I would think
> that the encryption would both assure authenticity and intactness. =20
Anyone with the recipient's public key can encrypt a message that only they can read, but only you could have signed it. Walt --VS++wcV0S1rZb1Fb Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org iD8DBQE7gTkPXfGeK2entYQRAnszAJ9u3eZSpIbuWy4g4NE/CIwnNAW2VACfcsqF iocQfu+vxFE+h0Xa6PYF41Q= =fou6 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --VS++wcV0S1rZb1Fb--