A digital code that can be attached to an electronically transmitted message that uniquely identifies the sender.
Like a written signature, the purpose of a digital signature is to guarantee that the individual sending the message really is who he or she claims to be. Digital Signatures are especially important for electronic commerce and are a key component of most authentication schemes.
To be effective, digital signatures must be protected from forgery. There are a number of different encryption techniques to guarantee this level of security.
A set of alphabetic or numeric characters used to authenticate a cryptographic message by ensuring that the sender cannot later disavow the message, the receiver cannot forge the message or signature, and the receiver can prove to others that the contents of the message are genuine and originated with the sender.
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