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Digital Fingerprint

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Message Digest

Definition(s):

  A hash that uniquely identifies data. Changing a single bit in the data stream used to generate the message digest will yield a completely different message digest.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-86 under Message Digest

  A digital signature that uniquely identifies data and has the property that changing a single bit in the data will cause a completely different message digest to be generated.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-92 under Message Digest

  A crytpographic checksum, typically generated for a file that can be used to detect changes to the file.. Synonyous with hash value/result.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 3 under Message Digest NISTIR 8011 Vol. 3, CNSSI 4009

  A digital signature that uniquely identifes data and has the property that changing a single bit in the data will cause a completely different message diges to be generated.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 3 under Message Digest NISTIR 8011 Vol. 3, NIST SP 800-92

  See Digital Fingerprint
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 3 under Message Digest NISTIR 8011 Vol. 3

  The result of applying a hash function to a message.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 3 under Message Digest

  See message digest.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 3