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What is a digital signature used for?
A digital signature is a kind of electronic signature that serves as a digital fingerprint because two digital signatures are the same. Essentially, a digital signature is a mathematical algorithm that produces two long numbers, which are referred to as keys. One of these keys is personal, while the other is shared. If someone signs an electronic document, it will create a digital signature.
Once the individual signs, a document the person or entity obtaining the document will also receive a copy of the person’s public key, and if the public key does not decrypt the signature, it means that the signature either is not from who it is supposed to be from or it has been changed since the day it was signed, making it invalid. Keep in mind that someone can obtain your digital signature and use it against you.
What can occur if someone steals my digital signature?
If an individual acquires your digital signature, either through malware on your computer or in some other way, they can then use this signature to sign off on documents without your consent. Your digital signature can be used to make purchases, sell property, and more. Because the signature is digital, and not on paper, the damage can spread rather quickly.
As a result of this, it is essential that you always read any digital contract or document in its totality before signing, just as with any other paper document or contract. Without reading the fine print, you could be consenting to something you may not want to.
What actions should I take if my digital signature was stolen?
If your digital signature has been stolen or was otherwise concerned in any type of fraudulent activity, it is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced California identity theft victim lawyer as soon as possible. With a qualified attorney on your side, you can feel secure knowing that you will be able to recover what you lost after your signature was stolen. We are just one call away.
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If you are facing any sort of consumer-related issue, such as one involving identity theft, a credit report dispute, or you need a debt collection defense attorney to fight for you, our firm is ready to help. Contact Loker Law, APC today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced legal team.