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UMAC -- Message Authentication Webpage

UMAC is a message authentication code: an algorithm for generating authentication tags, which are used to ensure the authenticity and integrity of transmitted messages. UMAC is the fastest message authentication code that has been reported on in the cryptographic literature. First described in 1999, UMAC has undergone significant revisions since its introduction. Large algorithmic changes were made in 2000 to make UMAC faster on short messages. Small algorithmic changes were made in 2004 and a number of UMAC options were eliminated for simplicity.

Specified in RFC4418.