Digital Signature Standard (DSS)

KZero Staff
Oct 22, 2023

The Digital Signature Standard (commonly referred to as DSS) is a standard by the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) that specifies a number of algorithms for the generation of digital signatures.

Since 1994, it has been widely utilized and integrated by companies and government agencies. It was initially developed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Digital signatures are used to verify the authenticity and integrity of electronic documents and data. They work by using a pair of cryptographic keys, a public key and a private key. The public key is used to verify the signature, while the private key is used to generate it.

With the Digital Signature Standard, the recipient of a specific set of signed data can use a signature to prove to anybody that the signature was generated by a specific signer.

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