An algorithm that turns messages or text into a fixed string of digits, usually for security or data management purposes. The “one way” means that it’s nearly impossible to derive the original text from the string. A one-way hash function is used to create digital signatures, which in turn identify and authenticate the sender and message of a digitally distributed message.
In biometrics it is a type of fingerprint search that compares the minutiae from an unnamed biometric sample to a fingerprint minutiae database to determine if the reference already exists and to identify the sample.
Turned on and connected. For example, printers are online when they are ready to receive data from the computer. You can also turn a printer offline. While the printer is offline, you can perform certain tasks such as advancing the paper, but you cannot send data to it. Most printers have an online button you […]
- online broker
A retail securities broker that provides its services over the Internet.
- online editing
In digital video and film production, online editing is used to describe editing footage at the original highest-quality. The opposite of online editing is offline editing, which is the process of editing low-quality copies of the original footage.
- Online Service
A business that provides its subscribers with a wide variety of data transmitted over telecommunications lines. Online services provide an infrastructure in which subscribers can communicate with one another, either by exchanging e-mail messages or by participating in online conferences (forums). In addition, the service can connect users with an almost unlimited number of third-party […]