dna ink

Perry E. Metzger perry at imsi.com
Tue Feb 7 12:27:55 PST 1995

Eric Hughes says:
>    From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry at imsi.com>
>    Digital "signatures" are the first real unforgeable authentication
>    technology mankind has developed.
> Impossibility is a pretty strong concept, and here, as elsewhere, it's
> an exaggeration.

Naturally -- but the other methods were complete jokes -- forging a
signature requires nothing more than a pen and slight practice.

> The concept of forgery adheres to
> the person committing the act, not the act itself.

Indeed -- which is why witnesses used to be the primary verification
technology, and not graphologists...


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