signing & encrypting

Werner Koch
Thu May 16 19:41:01 2002

On Thu, 16 May 2002 18:55:01 +0200, Frederic Gobry said:

> original unencrypted text. Wouldn't it make sense to provide an option
> to switch the order if one wants the second semantic ?

No.  The problem with S(E(m)) is that it reveals information about the
sender/signer whereas E(S(m)) does only tell you who is the recipient
- and this can even be avoided by using --throw-keyid.