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message authentication code (MAC)
A bit string that is a function of both data (either plaintext or ciphertext) and a secret key, and that is attached to the data in order to allow data authentication. Note: The function used to generate the message authentication code must be a one-way function. [2382-pt.8] 2. Data associated with an authenticated message allowing a receiver to verify the integrity of the message. [INFOSEC-99]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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