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Decorrelation over infinite domains: the encrypted CBC-MAC case

Decorrelation theory has recently been proposed in order to address the security of block ciphers and other cryptographic primitives over a finite domain. We show here how to extend it to infinite domains, which can be used in the message authentication code (MAC) case. Bellare et al., (1994), proved that CBC-MAC is secure when the input length is fixed. This has been extended by Petrank and Rackoff (1997) with a variable length. We prove a result similar to Petrank and Rackoff's one by using decorrelation theory. This leads to a slightly improved result and a more compact proof. This result is meant to be a general proving technique for security, which can be compared to the approach which was announced by Maurer (CRYPT0'99)

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