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Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127

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Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127
Textbook Problem

Referring to Appendix 9A, distinguish among data encryption, public key cryptography, and digital signatures.

Summary Introduction

To determine: The difference between data encryption, public key cryptography, and digital signatures.

Introduction:

Accounting Information System (AIS) is said to be the specialized subsystem of the Information System (IS). AIS can be used in the business events for the purpose of collecting, processing, and reporting the financial information.

Explanation

Distinguish among data encryption, public key cryptography, and digital signatures:

Data encryption includes a single key that can be used to encrypt and decrypt the message. The single key can be used by the person who is sending the message and receiver to encode and decode the message respectively.

If the key used in data encryption is not kept secured, then the security of the system will be negotiated...

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