Construct Message Authentication Code with One-Way Hash Functions and Block Ciphers

Yi-Shiung YEH  Chan-Chi WANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E82-A   No.2   pp.390-393
Publication Date: 1999/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Information Security
cryptography,  MAC,  one-way hash function,  block cipher,  

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We suggest an MAC scheme which combines a hash function and an block cipher in order. We strengthen this scheme to prevent the problem of leaking the intermediate hash value between the hash function and the block cipher by additional random bits. The requirements to the used hash function are loosely. Security of the proposed scheme is heavily dependent on the underlying block cipher. This scheme is efficient on software implementation for processing long messages and has clear security properties.