Re: md5 collisions and speeding tickets

From: Mxsmanic (mxsmanic_at_gmail.com)
Date: 08/21/05


Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:44:25 +0200

John E. Hadstate writes:

> Would you be so kind as to educate me regarding the role of
> the "signer's pass phrase" in the formation of a digital
> signature?

In a typical implementation, you type a pass phrase to temporarily
allow the decryption of your private key, which is then used to sign
your target document.

Thus, if you have the private key and the pass phrase, you can sign
anything.

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