What is Hash based Message Authentication Code (HMAC) in Network Security
Technology & Science / February 21, 2018

Today the Internet has virtually become the way of doing business as it offers a powerful ubiquitous medium of commerce and enables greater connectivity of disparate groups throughout the world. However this medium has its inherent risks. Loss of privacy, loss of data integrity, identify spoofing and denial of service are some of the major threats in the Internet. Two parties communicating across an insecure channel need a method by which any attempt to modify the information sent by one to the other, or fake its origin, is detected. Most commonly such a mechanism is based on a shared key between the parties, and in this setting is usually called a MAC, or Message Authentication Code. Overview of Hash based Message Authentication Code Providing a way to check the integrity of information transmitted over or stored in an unreliable medium is a prime necessity in the world of open computing and communications. Mechanisms that provide such integrity checks based on a secret key are usually called message authentication codes (MACs). Typically, message authentication codes are used between two parties that share a secret key in order to authenticate information transmitted between these parties. This standard defines a MAC that uses…

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