1992-10-13 - Re: Mr. Squirrel

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From: nowhere@bsu-cs.bsu.edu (Chael Hall)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1992-10-13 17:04:24 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 13 Oct 92 10:04:24 PDT

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From: nowhere@bsu-cs.bsu.edu (Chael Hall)
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 92 10:04:24 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Mr. Squirrel
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>But, once person A creates public key X, nobody else can sign messages
>using X.  So if all messages from A are signed under X, we can know
>that they are all from the same person, even if they are sent anonymously
>or under a pseudonym.

     Who's to say that person B sees a message signed under X by person A.
He copies the signature (X) onto the bottom of one of his messages and
everyone thinks they can verify that it's from A but it's really from B.
(makes sense to me anyway...)

Chael Hall

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