Kentucky Court Reporters | Digital Signatures
Digital signatures are electronic security marks that can be added to files allowing you to verify the publisher and helping you verify the files have not been changed since they were digitally signed.
If the file does not have a valid digital signature, there is no way for you to be sure that the file is actually from the source it claims to be from, or that it has not been tampered with (possibly by a virus) since it was published. It’s safer to avoid opening the file unless you know for certain who created it and whether the contents are safe to open.
Even a valid digital signature does not verify that the contents of the file are harmless. You must decide if you should trust the contents of the file based on the identity of the publisher and where you are downloading the file.
At Taylor Court Reporters, the integrity of the record is always at the forefront of our minds. By using digital signatures we ensure you get a transcript that hasn’t been tampered with, a transcript on which you may rely.