Stephen M. Matyas

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In many applications of cryptography, assuring the authenticity of communications is as important as protecting their secrecy. A well known and secure method of providing message authentication is to compute a Message Authentication Code (MAC) by encrypting the message. If only one key is used to both encrypt and authenticate a message, however, the system(More)
We propose a new mode of multiple encryption-triple-DES external feedback cipher block chaining with output feedback masking. The aim is to provide increased protection against certain attacks (dictionary attacks and matching ciphertext attacks) which exploit the short message-block size of DES. The new mode obtains this protection through the introduction(More)
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