Authentication codes from error-correcting codes; an overview

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The purpose of an authentication code is La give proof that a message is authentic, i.e. it was not sent by an imposter and it has not been altered on its way to the receiver. Secrecy could also be an issue here, but in many cases the receiver just wants to be sure that the message is genuine. Unlike digital signature schemes, authentication codes aim at unconditional security. The opponent is assnmed to have unlimited computer power. Many constructions of authentication codes are based on elTor correcting codes. After an introduction, an overview of these techniques will be given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhancing Cryptographic Primitives with Techniques from Error Correcting Codes
EditorsB. Preneel, S. Dodunekov, V. Rijmen, S. Nikova
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-60750-002-5
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series - D: Information and Communication Security


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