Encrypt & Sign

Vishal Rao vishalrao at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 18:49:38 CET 2005

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 11:25:59 -0500, David Shaw <dshaw at jabberwocky.com> wrote:
> The reason is that by doing sign & encrypt (that is, sign a document
> and then encrypt the signed document) you protect the identity of the
> signer.  There is no particular reason why one is better than the
> other, but generally people like the identity protection aspect of
> S&E.

Also, is there a legal significance of signing clear data rather than
encrypted data? (Signer clearly knows what he signed) With OpenPGP or

"Thou shalt not follow the null pointer for at it's end madness and chaos lie."

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