What is a checksum?

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Checksum is used for detecting errors that may have surfaced during transmission or storage.

It is necessary for verifying data integrity. The process is conducted by counting the number of bits in a transmission unit.

 Want to know when it was introduced? See next page.

Name of Technology:

Checksum

Year Introduced:

1970s

Invented by :

John G. Fletcher

Open Source or Proprietary:

Proprietary

Main technology category:

Error detection

Patent:

Yes

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