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What is the point of encryption if you don’t know who for? Print E-mail
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Source: Techwhack.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Cryptography Dr. Walter, Head of Cryptography for Comodo Inc. and chair of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Peripheral Working Group, has clarified the relationship between encryption and authentication. The blurred definition to date has split the Certificate Authority industry into two groups. Authorities such as Comodo and VeriSign compete head to head, to deliver high assurance digital certificates whilst other groups concentrate on the low assurance market.

Dr. Walter’s white paper clarifies that domain only validation without entity authentication is literally “worthless? as a method of securing online transactions. In the paper ‘What is the point of encryption if you don’t know who for’, Dr. Walter discusses the need for the encrypted transmission of confidential information and the technology unpinning it before highlighting the ruinous implications of the emergence of low assurance digital certificates for the future of e-commerce.

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