[linux-elitists] RFC 2015 (MIME and PGP) -- RFC status?

kmself@ix.netcom.com kmself@ix.netcom.com
Tue Mar 13 12:12:39 PST 2001


on Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 11:29:05AM -0500, Aaron Sherman (ajs@ajs.com) wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 12:11:30AM -0800, Wil Cooley wrote:
> > Thus spake Aaron Sherman:
> > 
> > > A compliant application could, for example, provide you an interface
> > > for turning on automatic signing of messages. These signatures would
> > > be as reasonable as any other. Verifying the signatures could be done
> > > automatically too.
> > 
> > What about when the application gets "smart" enough to get worms and
> > send signed messages on its own?
> 
> This is one of the many reasons that I'm hesitant about the idea.
> 
> Signing documents actually has a lot more implications than encrypting
> them.

Such as?  Legal status of digital signatures, perhaps?

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