Analogien um das Prinzip von PGP zu erklären

Daniel Krebs mailinglist at
Fri Jul 4 15:25:13 CEST 2014

Am 03.07.2014 16:16, schrieb Werner Koch:
 > Signing is a very different thing than encryption.  It has nothing to 
 > do
 > with encryption.  Using the terms decryption or encryption to describe
 > signature creation and verification leads to confusion (it is actually
 > only partly true for the RSA algorithm).
 > We use two different keys, one for encryption and for signatures.
 > OpenPGP merely puts them together on the same "keyring" (technically
 > called a keyblock) for convenience.

You're right, the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of 
using  the terms "key, lock, seal and imprint". They differentiate 
between signing & encryption but are rather intuitive if you are not 
familiar with the technical details of PKI.

kind regards
daniel krebs

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