Unformatted text preview: , and associated identifiers; and paper and electronic format details and procedures for the key-management infrastructure to support these services. PEM supports only certain algorithms, but allows for different suites of algorithms to be specified later. Messages are encrypted with DES in CBC mode. Authentication, provided by something called a Message Integrity Check (MIC), uses either MD2 or MD5. Symmetric key management can use either DES in ECB mode or triple-DES using two keys (called EDE mode). PEM also supports public-key certificates for key management, using the RSA algorithm (key length up to 1024 bits) and the X.509 standard for certificate structure. PEM provides three privacy-enhancement services: confidentiality, authentication, and message integrity. No special processing requirements are imposed on the electronic mail system. PEM can be incorporated selectively, by site or by user, without affecting the rest of the network. Previous Table of Contents Next Products | Contact Us | About Us | Privacy | Ad Info | Home Use of this site is subject to certain Terms & Conditions, Copyright © 1996-2000 EarthWeb Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of EarthWeb is prohibited. Read EarthWeb's privacy statement. To access the contents, click the chapter and section titles. Applied Cryptography, Second Edition: Protocols, Algorthms, and Source Code in C (cloth)
Brief Full Advanced Search Search Tips (Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Author(s): Bruce Schneier ISBN: 0471128457 Publication Date: 01/01/96 Search this book:
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The specifications for PEM come from four documents: — RFC 1421: Part I, Message Encryption and Authentication Procedures. This document defines message encryption and authentication procedures in order to provide privacy-enhanced mail services for electronic mail transfer on the Internet. — RFC 1422: Part...
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