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Digital Signature: Comparative study of its usage in developed and developing countries
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Information Systems.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The online trading is growing widely day by day, which makes safety the biggest concern while carrying out trading by electronic means. As many other operations can be done with digital environment and internet, operation that provides identity validation should also be added to the digital environment.

When data are transferred, the user should make sure that there are no changes in the original data while transferring them from sender to receiver. And it has also become necessary to authenticate the users often to ensure security and to avoid fraud. There are lot of different ways of online identification, in which digital signature is considered to be one of the powerful way of authentication. So, the online user use digital signature to authenticate the sender and to maintain the integrity of the document sent.

In this paper, a study is carried out to identify the usage of digital signature and the perspective of people towards it in developed and developing countries and a survey is taken to support the theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 68 p.
Keyword [en]
Digital signature, Cryptography, Authentication, Public Key Cryptography, Comparative study
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217960OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-217960DiVA: diva2:695339
Subject / course
Information Systems
Educational program
Master programme in Information Systems
2013-12-13, B331, KyrkogÄrdsgatan 10, 753 13 Uppsala, Uppsala, 15:30 (English)
Available from: 2014-03-03 Created: 2014-02-06 Last updated: 2014-03-03Bibliographically approved

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