Subject: Re: recover private key
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 04:55:04 CET 2009
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Robert J. Hansen escribió:
> If the person presenting you with a quote also includes the signature of
> the message they're quoting, though, then yes, this becomes possible.
> But if they're excerpting you, odds are good they don't have your signature.
If they excerpt the message, I can claim it was forged... sure, people
can believe my word, or not... but at least, signing the message would
not harm me. And if the present the whole message, including the
signature, then they can't change the context... In that context my
signature is "protecting me" or at least, it would be neutral...
Anyway, *I* think digital signatures doesn't have to be perfect, since
they intend to (somehow) replace the handwritten signatures, which can
also be forged... if a digital signature is not easier to forge than a
handwritten signature, I would consider it as a "authenticity proof". Of
course, if there are legal or economical stuff involved, I would also
need to know the security policies used to keep the private key safe,
but usually I would not require something so elaborated...
But that is just _my opinion, if somebody is a bank CEO, probably he
would have a different point of view about this subject...
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