Digital Signatures

Video Notes

Microsoft published a general explanation of digital signatures, certificates, and how they interact with MS Office documents.

Steven Levy’s book Crypto provides an entertaining history of public-key cryptography through 2001. The chapter “Patents and Keys” explores political and economic influences on federal digital signature standards in the 1990s.



Vimeo Description

A digital signature uses a public key to verify that a data item has not been altered.

Video notes: cys.me/vid/c12

Video #13 shows how to validate a public-key certificate vimeo.com/208878583

The previous video introduces public-key certificates for authenticating web sites  vimeo.com/208069671

See the entire Cryptosmith series in its album vimeo.com/album/4229550

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