Newbie question

Antonio Bleile antonio.bleile at
Fri Feb 9 11:36:35 CET 2007

Hi Sven,

> Hi!
> Private/Public key does not buy you much in this case if all 
> you want is to obfuscate the file contents.
> Just use some AES implementation with the same symmetric key 
> on the server and the client.
> Despite you seem to be aware of it, let me stress again:
> It cannot possibly be secure if the decryption key is stored 
> alongside with the enrcypted data (which is why I chose the 
> word "obfuscate" above).

Mh... That means I've missed something really fundamental...
When you send an encrypted mail you send the encrypted
data and the receiver at some point has both, the public
key and your encrypted mail. Else, how should he read your 
mail? Am I totally wrong? 



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