Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2010/644

A Practical Platform for Cube-Attack-like Cryptanalyses

Bo Zhu and Wenye Yu and Tao Wang

Abstract: Recently, various cryptanalysis methods related to Cube Attack have attracted a lot of interest. We designed a practical platform to perform such cryptanalysis attacks. We also developed a web-based application at \url{http://cube-attack.appspot.com/}, which is open to public for simple testing and verification. In this paper, we focus on linearity testing and try to verify the data provided in several papers. Some interesting results produced in our work indicate certain improper assumptions were made in these papers.

Category / Keywords: secret-key cryptography / cube attack, linearity testing, Trivium

Date: received 16 Dec 2010, last revised 18 Dec 2010

Contact author: bo zhu at uwaterloo ca; wenye yu@uwaterloo ca; t55wang@uwaterloo ca

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Note: CS 758: Cryptography/Network Security Course Project

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