Electronic Signature HSM OpenPGP

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Electronic signatures are increasingly being used to authenticate and protect documents online. But did you know that there are different levels of security for electronic signatures? According to the eIDAS regulation, there are three types of electronic signatures: simple, advanced and qualified. Each type offers a different degree of reliability and safety. In this article, we will look at simple electronic signatures and explain how HSM OpenPGP can make them more secure.

Simple Electronic Signatures

A simple electronic signature is the most basic form of electronic signature. It has no specific criteria defined by the eIDAS regulation. It is based solely on the express or implied consent of the author of the document. For example, a simple click on an “I agree” button or entering a name in a form field can be considered a simple electronic signature.

Simple electronic signatures are used for documents that do not require increased security, such as newsletters, surveys or contact forms. They have limited legal value, as they do not guarantee the identity of the signer or the integrity of the document.

Simple electronic signatures present several risks for data security. First of all, they are easy to forge or usurp. It is enough to know the name or email address of the signer to be able to sign in his place. Then, they are vulnera