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Definition[]

Authentication mode is

[a] block cipher mode of operation that can provide assurance of the authenticity and, therefore, the integrity of data.[1]

References[]

  1. NIST, Glossary of Key Information Security Terms (Feb. 2011) ([http:// csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistir/ir7298-rev1/nistir-7298-revision1.pdf full-text]).
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