Packetprint for Electronic Signature or Message Authentication
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
A packetprint" (also called a "compressed encoding") is a condensed version of a message or "data packet," such that it is impossible to construct a second, different, fake data packet having the same packetprint as an already existing data packet. The packetprint, being short, is a more conveniently usable proxy of the data packet. It can find use in systems that authenticate data packets, and in systems that form a digital signature authenticating the data packet and identifying the sender[*].