1995-10-06 - Re: Certificate proposal

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From: tomw@orac.engr.sgi.com (Tom Weinstein)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1995-10-06 03:59:01 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 5 Oct 95 20:59:01 PDT

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From: tomw@orac.engr.sgi.com (Tom Weinstein)
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 95 20:59:01 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Certificate proposal
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In article <DG06FE.IA8@sgi.sgi.com>, Hal <hfinney@shell.portal.com> writes:

> OK, so suppose I want to send my credit card number to Egghead Software.
> I get one of these new-fangled certificates from somebody, in which
> VeriSign has certified that key 0x12345678 has hash 0x54321.  I think we
> can agree that by itself this is not useful.  So, it will also bind in
> some attribute.  What will that attribute be?

Um, just a wild guess, but... your credit card number maybe?  (Well,
okay, its hash.)

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