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Author Ekdahl, Patrik ♦ Johansson, Thomas
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Clock Cycle ♦ New Word-oriented Stream Cipher ♦ Linear Feedback Shift Register ♦ Security Level ♦ Implementation Cost ♦ Key Bit ♦ Generic Attack ♦ Exhaustive Key Search Attack ♦ Stream Cipher ♦ Design Goal ♦ New Stream Cipher ♦ Finite State Machine
Description In this paper a new word-oriented stream cipher, called SNOW, is proposed. The design of the cipher is quite simple, consisting of a linear feedback shift register, feeding a finite state machine. The design goals of producing a stream cipher significantly faster than AES, with significantly lower implementation costs in hardware, and a security level similar to AES is currently met. Our fastest C implementation requires under 1 clock cycle per running key bit. The best attacks are generic attacks like an exhaustive key search attack.
Proceedings of First Open NESSIE Workshop, KU-Leuven
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-01-01