Secret Message - Netflix

Posted on Fri 11 January 2019 in netflix

Secret Message - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Korean

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 2015-11-02

Secret Message - Message authentication code - Netflix

In cryptography, a message authentication code (MAC), sometimes known as a tag, is a short piece of information used to authenticate a message—in other words, to confirm that the message came from the stated sender (its authenticity) and has not been changed. The MAC value protects both a message's data integrity as well as its authenticity, by allowing verifiers (who also possess the secret key) to detect any changes to the message content.

Secret Message - Implementation - Netflix

MAC algorithms can be constructed from other cryptographic primitives, like cryptographic hash functions (as in the case of HMAC) or from block cipher algorithms (OMAC, CBC-MAC and PMAC). However many of the fastest MAC algorithms like UMAC and VMAC are constructed based on universal hashing. Additionally, the MAC algorithm can deliberately combine two or more cryptographic primitives, so as to maintain protection even if one of them is later found to be vulnerable. For instance, in Transport Layer Security (TLS), the input data is split in halves that are each processed with a different hashing primitive (MD5 and SHA-1) then XORed together to output the MAC.

Secret Message - References - Netflix