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Digital Signatures

  • Christof PaarEmail author
  • Jan Pelzl
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Abstract

Digital signatures are one of the most important cryptographic tools they and are widely used today. Applications for digital signatures range from digital certificates for secure e-commerce to legal signing of contracts to secure software updates. Together with key establishment over insecure channels, they form the most important instance for public-key cryptography.

Keywords

Digital Signature Hash Function Smart Card Signature Scheme Discrete Logarithm Problem 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Information SciencesRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Zentrum für IT-Sicherheitescrypt GmbH — Embedded SecurityBochumGermany

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