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Digital Signatures

  • Josef Pieprzyk
  • Thomas Hardjono
  • Jennifer Seberry
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Abstract

Digital signatures should be, in a sense, similar to hand-written ones. Unlike a written one, an electronic document is not tied to any particular storage media. Thus it can be easily copied, transmitted, and manipulated. Digital signatures have to create some sort of digital “encapsulation” for the document, so any interference with either its contents or the signature will be detected with a very high probability. Typically, a signed document must be verifiable by anyone using some publicly accessible information.

Keywords

Signature Scheme Discrete Logarithm Blind Signature Trusted Third Party Public Registry 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Pieprzyk
    • 1
  • Thomas Hardjono
    • 2
  • Jennifer Seberry
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ComputingMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.VeriSign INC.WakefieldUSA
  3. 3.School of Information Technology and Computer ScienceUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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