Researcher: Digital Signatures Can Lie To Linux, OSX and Windows Users

Posted by zanek on May 1, 2006 9:15 PM EDT
Email Battles; By BJ Gillette
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To hear some banks and other financial outfits tell it, digital certificates are the answer for all your email security worries. But at the 15th European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research Conference, one researcher discussed how digital signatures could be perverted on virtually any operating system, including BSD, Linux, OSX and Windows. Conclusion: A digital signature is only as valid as the combined security of the sending and receiving computers allow.

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