Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2005/088

The Pelican MAC Function

Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen

Abstract: At FSE 2005 we presented a new MAC Construction called Alred and a Specific Instance Alpha-MAC. In the presentation we announced a variant of Alpha-MAC under the (working) name Beta-MAC, that can be seen as an optimized version of Alpha-MAC.

We have renamed Beta-MAC to Pelican and present its design in this paper. Pelican is based on Rijndael and a factor 2.5 more efficient than CBC-MAC with Rijndael, while providing a comparable claimed security level.

Category / Keywords: secret-key cryptography / message authentication codes

Date: received 21 Mar 2005

Contact author: joan daemen at st com

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