Signing vs. encrypting was: Cipher v public key.
david.gray at turpin-distribution.com
Wed May 31 14:59:37 CEST 2006
Thanks to all who have responded to these questions. Getting my head around
Will suggest to the customer that we use signed & encrypted transmissions.
Issue we then have is that they wish to be custodians of the private key,
Looking into commerical methods for secure key distribution.
The other issue is the IT manager at the customer site is wary of Gnu
software and is
Going to look at commerical offering, PGP I assume. Apart from the lack
Of cost are there any other good reason I can give for using GPG?
From: Andreas Martin [mailto:ama at inmedias.it]
Sent: 31 May 2006 10:31
To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
Subject: Signing vs. encrypting was: Cipher v public key.
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Laurent Jumet schrieb:
> When sending a message like this one, signed, compressed but not
> is there anything that goes bad, in security terms?
> This is to avoid problems with line lenghth and charsets through
In security terms, lots of things can go bad when sending anything through
the internet ;-)
Encrypting protects against unauthorised reading of the plaintext, but not
from manipulating the encrypted data. Signing protects against manipulation
of the data, but not against unauthorised reading of the plaintext. (In fact
it does not avoid the manipulation itself, but you are able to detect, that
the data has been manipulated).
Signing and encrypting are two totally different things (not to mention
compressing). So if you want "save" transmissions you have to do both,
signing and encrypting!
Problems with line length and charset shouldn't occur during the
transmission of your mails, because Mail Transport Agents don't take care of
the mailbody (and the headers are not signed or encrypted). What exactly do
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