S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) ¶
By: Veselovský on Sept. 15, 2013, 12:52 p.m.
Do you have some experiences in using S/MIME to sign and encrypt emails?
How can it be secure when you have to ask for a certificate from some certificate authority and there is no choice of some secret password (known only to you) on your side, i.e. it is a certificate authority that "choose" secret key for you. That means that this authority knows your "secret" key.
Then what is the purpose of all of this when the authority itself can read your encrypted emails?
Am I missing something?