[cryptography] Key Checksums (BATON, et al)

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 03:50:04 EDT 2013


What is the reason for checksumming symmetric keys in ciphers like BATON?

Are symmetric keys distributed with the checksum acting as a
authentication tag? Are symmetric keys pre-tested for resilience
against, for example, chosen ciphertext and related key attacks?

Jeff


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