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Autokrypt 8.24: Decrypting files problem

 
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mikeslackenerny



Joined: 09 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:36 am    Post subject: Autokrypt 8.24: Decrypting files problem Reply with quote

Hi,

I am evaluating Autokrypt 8.24.

My issue is that multiple users (with their public/private keys) will encrypt (using my public key) and sign files (using thier private key) and place these encrypted files in one particular folder on my computer. Say there are 5 such users who have put 1 file each (total 5) in this folder.

Now, I made a decrypt and verify task, in which i decrypt files using my private key and verify using User 1's public key. Now I run a decrypt and verify task on this folder, and in the output folder, all 5 files get decrypted!

Is there any way that only that file whose signature that is listed in the profile (i.e. User 1's) gets decrypted and the others 4 don't?

Thanks,
Mike
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Robert
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Joined: 25 May 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you are creating a separate decrypt task for each file, you could specify the filename, or filename(s) using wildcards. this way only the desired file gets processed.

no, there is no way to look for signatures within the file and only process that file.
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mikeslackenerny



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With my Public key being public, it potentially enables anyone who can use Autokrypt to send me a file which can potentially pass as a genuine file. Is there any way to script this (accept only if signature is valid)?
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melvin
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) If you do not want others to use AutoKrypt, you should lock the user interface.
2) Additionally, if you log on as user x and import a key, by default the key is stored in users home directory. So, if user y logs on and uses autokrypt he cannot use the keys.

I will research and answer your other question.
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