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In this context, an essential role is played by the digital signature, the instrument through which the content of an electronic document and its issuer are authenticated in an almost infallible manner.
It enables software developers to utilize secure digital signatures and auditable time stamping functionality as part of the software publishing process.
The combined digital signature and keystroke-dynamic analyses rejected more than 95 percent of participants who were acting as intruders, while accepting the legitimate users more than 99 percent of the time, McOwan reported in 2003.
The hash output is called a digital signature and is used for data integrity.
(NASDAQ:SFNT), setting the standard for information security, has announced that the cryptographic platform on which the Luna SA and SP hardware security modules are based, has entered Common Criteria (CC) and German Digital Signature Law (SigG) evaluation process.
US 6,796,489 B2, relates to systems and methods for processing or recording electronic documents that contain embedded digital signatures, including the validation of those digital signatures," said Richard Andrus, Ingeo's vice president of product management.
This is achieved by adding digital signatures to documents which confirm their content while also checking other electronic documents to see if any digital signature has been added.
A message digest is a condensed representation of electronic data and is used in cryptographic processes, such as digital signatures, message authentication, and the generation of random numbers.
The consortium also included Danish digital security solutions provider EuroTrust A/S, which has worked with IBM for six months in order to create a basis for the distribution of digital signatures to all Danes.
Several of these additional laws include laws governing contracting capacity, digital signatures and unauthorized computer access.
It includes features that encrypt or add digital signatures to documents, preventing unauthorized modification or reproduction of confidential material.

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