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How does a digital signature work?
A digital signature is a type of electronic signature that functions as a digital fingerprint because two digital signatures are the same. A digital signature is a mathematical algorithm that creates two long numbers, which are known 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.
After individual signs, a document the person or entity obtaining the document will also acquire a copy of the person’s public key, and if the public key does not decrypt the signature, it implies 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. Remember that someone can acquire your digital signature and use it against you.
What can happen if someone steals my digital signature?
In the event that an individual obtains your digital signature, either through malware on your computer or in another way, they can then use this signature to sign off on documents without your permission. 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 relatively fast.
Because of this, it is critical that you always read any digital contract or document in its entirety before signing, just as with any other paper document or contract. Without reading the fine print, you could be agreeing to something you may not want to.
What steps should I take if my digital signature was stolen?
If your digital signature has been stolen or was otherwise involved in any sort of fraudulent activity, it is in your best interest to hire the services of an experienced California identity theft victim lawyer right away. With a qualified attorney on your side, you can feel confident knowing that you will be able to recover what you lost after your signature was stolen. We are just one call away. We look forward to hearing from you.
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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.