Overview [1]#

Overview#

A Digital Signature is the output of a Cryptographic Hash Functions when applied to a stream of data.

A Digital Signature is a mathematical scheme for demonstrating the authenticity of a digital message or document.

A valid Digital Signature gives a recipient reason to believe that

  • the message was created by a known sender (Authentication) AND
  • that the sender cannot deny having sent the message (Non-Repudiation) AND
  • that the message was not altered in since it was signed (integrity).

Digital Signature are commonly used for software distribution, financial transactions, and in other cases where it is important to detect forgery or tampering.[1]

Common Digital Signature Standards#

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