[olug] quick pgp question

Tim - DZ iceburn at dangerzone.com
Wed Jun 9 13:40:11 UTC 2004

Pretty much.

Signing and encrypting work much the same way, just depends on the key used.

Signing is basically encrypting with your private key, then anyone can
verify that it was you that signed but decrypting with your public key.

So the whole think hinges on keeping your private key private.


-----Original Message-----
From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf Of Eric
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 8:35 AM
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Subject: [olug] quick pgp question

Using PGP/GPG.  If somebody wants to encrypt a message to me then they 
need to use my public key.  Correct?

To encrypt a message to somebody else I need to use their public key. 

If the above is true then I encrypt a message to somebody with their 
public key but the email gets signed using my private key and they 
verify the signature with my public key.

Is everything above true?

Eric Penne

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