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INDOCRYPT
2004
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The Security and Performance of the Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) of Operation

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The Security and Performance of the Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) of Operation
Abstract. The recently introduced Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) of operation for block ciphers provides both encryption and message authentication, using universal hashing based on multiplication in a binary finite field. We analyze its security and performance, and show that it is the most efficient mode of operation for high speed packet networks, by using a realistic model of a network crypto module and empirical data from studies of Internet traffic in conjunction with software experiments and hardware designs. GCM has several useful features: it can accept IVs of arbitrary length, can act as a stand-alone message authentication code (MAC), and can be used as an incremental MAC. We show that GCM is secure in the standard model of concrete security, even when these features are used. We also consider several of its important system-security aspects.
David A. McGrew, John Viega
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where INDOCRYPT
Authors David A. McGrew, John Viega
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