What does a digital signature actually mean?

By |2020-05-08T14:49:24+00:00May 5th, 2020|

  Have you ever signed a document digitally, as in via your computer, and assumed that the hand drawn or typed version of your name you placed on the document was your "digital signature"?  Read on to learn (some of) the details in the closest thing to human terms that I can provide. Note: This is Not a "White Paper" If you are a hardcore computer scientist, a cryptologist, or understand what PKCS stands for without clicking this link you will want to skip this one because I'm not going to spend time drawing out all of the finer points of an "SSL handshake" vs the infinite ways that cryptography is used in [...]