The resistance of PRESENT-80 against related-key differential attacks

Emami, Sareh, Ling, San, Nikolić, Ivica, Pieprzyk, Josef, & Wang, Huzxiong (2014) The resistance of PRESENT-80 against related-key differential attacks. Cryptography and Communications, 16(3), pp. 171-187.

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Abstract

We examine the security of the 64-bit lightweight block cipher PRESENT-80 against related-key differential attacks. With a computer search we are able to prove that for any related-key differential characteristic on full-round PRESENT-80, the probability of the characteristic only in the 64-bit state is not higher than 2−64. To overcome the exponential (in the state and key sizes) computational complexity of the search we use truncated differences, however as the key schedule is not nibble oriented, we switch to actual differences and apply early abort techniques to prune the tree-based search. With a new method called extended split approach we are able to make the whole search feasible and we implement and run it in real time. Our approach targets the PRESENT-80 cipher however,with small modifications can be reused for other lightweight ciphers as well.

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ID Code: 69322
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: PRESENT, Related-key differentials, Automatic search, Tool
DOI: 10.1007/s12095-013-0096-8
ISSN: 1936-2447
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York
Deposited On: 27 Mar 2014 02:44
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 07:05

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