Code signing

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as authenticode, code signing is software that includes a digital signature, which can protect the software from tampering or binary corruption. Before a program or driver is distributed, it is encrypted with a digital signature that is decrypted and verified before the program is installed on the computer. Once verified the software program or driver is installed on to the computer; however, if this process fails the user will be prompted with a failure error.

Digital signature, Security terms