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message integrity

The validity of a transmitted message. It deals with methods that ensure that the contents of a message have not been tampered with and altered. The most common approach is to use a one-way hash function that combines all the bytes in the message with a secret key and produces a message digest that is impossible to reverse. Integrity checking is one component of an information security program. See one-way hash function, security protocol, Parkerian Hexad and data integrity.
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A pair of regression models tested in greater depth the effects of the experimental manipulations on perceived message authenticity.
Perceived message authenticity can depend on whether there is a "match" between the social group being invoked and the presidential candidate invoking it as well as on whether the candidate and the receiver belong to the same political party.
The CertifiedEmail service protects brand integrity both by presenting messages as designed and by providing a level of trust in message authenticity.
Contrary to the case with regular email, CertifiedEmail messages, which are marked with a unique blue ribbon envelope icon indicating email message authenticity and legitimacy, show greater promise of being considered, read, and even purchased from than regular email.
ebXML also helps facilitate the use of digital signatures to verify message authenticity and help to ensure message integrity.
In evaluating Tangent's Spam Filtering solution, judges noted that, "This product offers comprehensive protection by utilizing user-specific rules, keyword scanning, rate controls and a message authenticity check.
A certificate has also been issued for the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1), which is used in SSL and TLS to ensure message authenticity.
Blacklisting of large known spammers; keyword scanning; checksum technology, message authenticity check; blacklist / white list Domains, IP's, and email addresses; and rate controls to stop denial of service attacks.
The company's patent-pending Postiva(TM) technology provides real-time verification of email sender identity and message authenticity, while ensuring compliance with privacy best practices and international standards for responsible email.
Through a strategic alliance with TRUSTe, developers of the world's largest web privacy seal program, ePrivacy Group technology is making possible the Trusted Sender program, which provides real-time verification of legitimate commercial email sender identity and message authenticity.