Linear Attacks on Stream Ciphers

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Abstract

This paper is a survey of how linear attacks can be applied on stream ciphers. It gives an overview of the development of linear attacks and a short theoretical explanation on how a linear attack on a stream cipher is typically launched today. The main part of the paper is then a more detailed description of the application of linear attacks on three stream cipher designs, namely Grain, Pomaranch, and SNOW.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Linear Cryptanalysis of Block and Stream Ciphers/Cryptology and Information Security Series
PublisherIOS Press
Pages55-85
ISBN (Print)978-1-60750-843-4
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Publication statusPublished - 2011

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

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