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12/01/2018 10:54:00 Message Authentication Codemac Algorithm Message Authentication Codemac Algorithm

# Message Authentication Codemac Algorithm

Message Authentication Codemac Algorithm definition in **Computer Security** terms:

Acronym(s): MAC algorithm

Definition(s): A family of one-way cryptographic functions that is parameterized by a symmetric key and produces a MAC on arbitrary data. A MAC algorithm can be used to provide data origin authentication, as well as data integrity.

**Source(s):** NIST SP 800-120

A MAC algorithm is a family of cryptographic functions

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