How to get your first key signed
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Sat Oct 3 20:19:30 CEST 2015
> IF YOU THINK DIGITAL SIGNATURES ARE NOTHING
> THEN PLEASE KEEP AWAY FROM THIS MAILING LIST.
A digital signature means surprisingly little. These are the conditions
that must be met for a signature to be meaningful: it must be correct,
issued from a validated[*] certificate, and belong to a trusted person.
If you've got all those, then yes, a digital signature can be very
meaningful. If you don't, they mean very little.
Maybe I should add this to the FAQ, along with an explanation of why.
[*] Insert word-of-choice here. Trusted, validated, whatever.
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