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Questions tagged [s-mime]

Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, or short S-MIME, is a standard for public key encryption and signing of MIME data.

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Which algorithm to use for S/MIME

I'm wondering if the algorithm 1.2.840.113549.1.1.1 (rsaEncryption) is still secure to use for S/MIME encryption. I'm afraid that the scheme is vulnerable against ...
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Is the software that uses PGP broken, or is it PGP itself?

PGP is all over the news (even on TV) and there seems to be a lot of confusion about it. For the time being, people face articles like Attention PGP users: new vulnerabilities require you to take ...
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Understanding how to use RSA and AES in S/MIME

I'm sorry if the question is dense, my understanding of this topic is not thorough. I have to send an email adhering to: Encrypting the email message via AES-256 Encrypting the email with their ...
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Why does 3DES need private key to decrypt?

I create two files, my.cer and my.pem ( include certificate and private key), I encrypt a file with my.cer, I use openssl smime -encrypt command. When decrypting data, it needs my.pem. I think 3DES ...
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extract ciphertext from encrypted SMIME file

the main question of this message is how to get the true ciphertext from S/MIME file? I created RSA keys and encrypted a message with S/MIME as follow : ...
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Is there benefit to signing unencrypted emails?

I came to this article from another comment on Crypto StackExchange. After reading it, I am wondering if there is any benefit to using a digital signature on unencrypted S/MIME emails?
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Security of S/MIME in case of CA compromise

Suppose Alice and Bob are exchanging messages using S/MIME, protected by certificates that have been issued by either the same CA or by two mutually independent CAs. There exists an adversary Mallory ...
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Can S/MIME be still considered secure?

Previoulsy I had asked this question at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18235983/can-s-mime-be-still-considered-secure but I feel this forum is topic-wise the right place. Recently there has been ...