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The Universal Security Transform

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (cfrg RG)
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Author David McGrew
Last updated 2002-10-30
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This document describes a cryptographic transform which uses an indexed keystream generator (that generates a keystream segment given an index value) and a universal hash function to provide confidentiality, message authentication, and replay protection. This transform is efficient, provably secure, and is appropriate for network security.


David McGrew

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