Secure stream cipher initialisation processes
Alhamdan, Ali Abdulaziz (2014) Secure stream cipher initialisation processes. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
Stream ciphers are symmetric key cryptosystems that are used commonly to provide confidentiality for a wide range of applications; such as mobile phone, pay TV and Internet data transmissions. This research examines the features and properties of the initialisation processes of existing stream ciphers to identify flaws and weaknesses, then presents recommendations to improve the security of future cipher designs.
This research investigates well-known stream ciphers: A5/1, Sfinks and the Common Scrambling Algorithm Stream Cipher (CSA-SC). This research focused on the security of the initialisation process. The recommendations given are based on both the results in the literature and the work in this thesis.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Simpson, Leonie, Dawson, Edward, & Bartlett, Harry|
|Keywords:||A5/1, Common Scrambling Algorithm Stream Cipher, Sfinks, cryptanalysis, initialisation process, initialisation flaws, state convergence, slid pairs, weak key-IV combinations, shifted keystream|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||03 Feb 2014 04:54|
|Last Modified:||07 Sep 2015 00:43|
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