This question was asked in comments on my answer to should we sign then encrypt or encrypt then sign. I think posing the question as a separate entity is best, so: The general advice for applying ...
I know the definitions of both but can't specifically tell how they are different and if one is better than the other. Please help.
What security flaw exists (if any) in the solution of this non-encrypted authentication scenario? An unencrypted message passes one-way from computer A to B. Its transmission is viewable by the ...
A message may be accompanied with a digital signature, a MAC or a message hash, as a proof of some kind. Which assurances does each primitive provide to the recipient? What kind of keys are needed?
The fact is I'm not quite sure if my question statement is true, however all the MAC constructions I know of (e.g. CBC-MAC, CMAC, HMAC) are deterministic, whereas many constructions for digital ...