Is the likelihood of a birthday collision linear (evenly distributed) for all ciphers? When are they not?
When discussing the Birthday Principal, in combination with the pigeon hole principal, it was argued that an uneven distribution of birthdays (bias for September and any Tuesday of the year) made ...
Given a pseudo-random function and assuming that we do not have any other tools, How can we construct a MAC? I believe this can be done. Would like to know if there is more than one way of doing ...