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Two linear distinguishing attacks on VMPC and RC4A and weakness of RC4 family of stream ciphers

Maximov, Alexander LU (2005) 12th International Workshop, FSE 2005 3557. p.342-358
Abstract
At FSE 2004 two new stream ciphers VMPC and RC4A have been proposed. VMPC is a generalisation of the stream cipher RC4, whereas RC4A is an attempt to increase the security of RC4 by introducing an additional permuter in the design. This paper is the first work presenting attacks on VMPC and MA. We propose two linear distinguishing attacks, one on VMPC of complexity 2(54), and one on RC4A of complexity 2(58). We investigate the RC4 family of stream ciphers and show some theoretical weaknesses of such constructions.
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keywords
linear distinguishing attack, RC4, cryptanalysis, VMPC, RC4A
host publication
Fast Software Encryption / Lecture Notes in Computer Science
volume
3557
pages
342 - 358
publisher
Springer
conference name
12th International Workshop, FSE 2005
conference location
Paris, France
conference dates
2005-02-21 - 2005-02-23
external identifiers
  • wos:000230869900023
  • scopus:26444526997
ISSN
1611-3349
0302-9743
ISBN
978-3-540-26541-2
DOI
10.1007/11502760_23
language
English
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  author       = {Maximov, Alexander},
  booktitle    = {Fast Software Encryption / Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
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  issn         = {1611-3349},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {342--358},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Two linear distinguishing attacks on VMPC and RC4A and weakness of RC4 family of stream ciphers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11502760_23},
  doi          = {10.1007/11502760_23},
  volume       = {3557},
  year         = {2005},
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