Only practical for temporary subterfuges
Posted Jun 17, 2005 11:38 UTC (Fri) by kleptog
In reply to: Only practical for temporary subterfuges
Parent article: MD5 collisions
Another thing to remember is that a digital signiture has only the same force as a normal signiture, ie not terribly much legally.
If you can demonstrate that your were under duress or that you wern't signing what you thought you were signing then your signiture is invalid. Just because your signiture appears on something doesn't prove anything, if you say you didn't willingly and knowingly sign it, they have to provide reasonable evidence that you did.
Ofcourse, with digital signitures the problems are larger because you can grant access to many things automatically without some person checking if it makes sense.
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