Analogien um das Prinzip von PGP zu erklären
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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
> 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.
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