A digital code (generated and authenticated by public key encryption) which is attached to an electronically transmitted document to verify its contents and the sender’s identity. See also electronic signature.
- The ability to manage public keys for verifying digital signatures provides each e-mail user the individual power to control who communicates with her and can therefore completely eliminate the practice of spamming.
- This is intended to make it easier for programmers to include digital signatures and encrypt data in e-commerce applications.
- A public key is used to encrypt data intended for the public key's owner and to verify digital signatures created with the bearer's private key.
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