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Definition Edit

A cryptographic checkvalue is

[i]nformation which is derived by performing a cryptographic transformation . . . on the data unit.[1]

Overview Edit

"The derivation of the checkvalue may be performed in one or more steps and is a result of a mathematical function of the key and a data unit. It is usually used to check the integrity of a data unit."[2]

References Edit

  1. ITU, "Compendium of Approved ITU-T Security Definitizons," at 14 (Feb. 2003 ed.) (full-text).
  2. Id. at 14-15.

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