# Compression step of PGP

We do compression in PGP.
Does this step increase/decrease or either have any effect regarding the authentication of a message?

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Probably a duplicate of crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/2182/… –  archie Apr 5 '14 at 1:09
@archie This question specifically asks about authentication. The question you linked to is more general. The answers there don't really address authentication. I'm guessing the OP is thinking that creating two messages with the same compressed version is easier than a traditional (hash function) collision attack. The idea being that perhaps if you had two messages with the same compressed version, then the signature would be the same. Perhaps the OP can comment. –  mikeazo Apr 7 '14 at 16:55
May I know why I get down-voted! –  Sharmin Apr 7 '14 at 17:28
And above links are not related if you look carefully my question! –  Sharmin Apr 7 '14 at 17:30
But thanks for the above links; they are helpful. –  Sharmin Apr 7 '14 at 17:34