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.
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering