What is the benefit of signing an encrypted email
mailinglisten at hauke-laging.de
Wed Jan 12 17:39:00 CET 2011
Am Mittwoch 12 Januar 2011 17:15:48 schrieb Daniel Kahn Gillmor:
> If enigmail were to default to signing everything, then it would sign
> messages for people that they have not thought about. As a result, that
> weakens the meaning of their signature, to the point where even if they
> *have* thought about and decided to sign any given message, the fact
> that their signature is attached thoughtlessly to so many other messages
> makes it dubious.
Thus it makes sense to use different keys for
a) usual ("not thought about") email, just as a first hard line of defense
b) serious, valuable signatures
That's why I would like to have a standardized description for keys which
tells the other one what they are used for (and what not...) and in what kind
2) webmail (used on untrusted systems)
3) used on normal-security but generally trusted systems
5) used in a high-security environment only
This category would have to be certified, too, of course.
PGP: D44C 6A5B 71B0 427C CED3 025C BD7D 6D27 ECCB 5814
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