conventional encryption with passphrase remaining blank?
Mon Nov 11 15:45:02 2002
is it possible to conventionally encrypt a file, but leave the passphrase blank?
the purpose of this would be to have a signed file, and the detached signature bundled as one
ordinarily, if one receives a signed and encrypted file, and then decrypts it,
the signature automatically verifies
in a signed file, with a detached signature, there is always the possibility
of the signature being lost / stored in a separate area, than the signed file,
with difficulties in verifying it at a later date
a signed and encrypted file, that would be conventionally encrypted with a 'null' passphrase, would serve to keep the file and signature always together,
and also speed the verification process.
would such an option be possible?