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authenticator
A symbol or group of symbols, or a series of bits, selected or derived in a prearranged manner and usually inserted at a predetermined point within a message or transmission for the purpose of attesting to the validity of the message or transmission. [JP 1-02] 2. A letter, numeral, group of letters or numerals, or any combinations of these, attesting to the authenticity of a message or transmission. [After JP1] 3. [In INFOSEC,] a means used to confirm the identity of a station, originator, or individual. [INFOSEC-99]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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