Accession Number : ADA039036

Title :   On Digital Signatures and Public-Key Cryptosystems.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo. Jan-Apr 77,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Rivest,Ronald L ; Shamir,Adi ; Adleman,Len

PDF Url : ADA039036

Report Date : Apr 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : It is shown that the single operation of raising a number to a fixed power modulo a composite modulus is sufficient to implement digital signatures: a way of creating for a (digitized) document a recognizable, unforgeable, document-dependent digitized signature whose authenticity the signer can not later deny. An electronic funds transfer system or electronic mail system clearly could use such a scheme, since the messages must be digitized in order to be transmitted.

Descriptors :   *CRYPTOGRAPHY, *CODING, *SIGNATURES, *SECURE COMMUNICATIONS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DATA LINKS, MESSAGE PROCESSING, POSTAL SERVICE

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE