legally binding digital sigs (Atom Smasher)

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Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 01:23:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: Atom Smasher <atom at>
Subject: legally binding digital sigs
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does anyone know what makes a digital signature legally binding (or not)

under US law?



  PGP key -
  762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808

 	"These numbers have nothing to do with the technology of
 	 the devices; they are the maximum that thermodynamics will
 	 allow. and they strongly imply that brute-force attacks
 	 against 256-bit keys will be infeasible until computers
 	 are built from something other than matter and occupy
 	 something other than space."
 		-- Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography

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