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Digital Signature for Identifying Message and Sender

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069566D
Original Publication Date: 1978-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Matyas, SM [+details]

Abstract

A digital "signature" is a multibit binary code that accompanies a message and identifies the sender of the message. Cryptographic techniques are used to assure that a signature will not be accepted as valid if the message has been altered or if a different message has been substituted.