Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2017/154
Linear Cryptanalysis: Key Schedules and Tweakable Block Ciphers
Thorsten Kranz and Friedrich Wiemer and Gregor Leander
Abstract: This paper serves as a systematization of knowledge of linear cryptanalysis and provides novel insights in the areas of key schedule design and tweakable block ciphers.
We examine in a step by step manner the linear hull theorem in a general and consistent setting.
Based on this, we study the influence of the choice of the key scheduling on linear cryptanalysis, a -- notoriously difficult -- but important subject.
Moreover, we investigate how tweakable block ciphers can be analyzed with respect to linear cryptanalysis, a topic that surprisingly has not been scrutinized until now.
Category / Keywords: Linear Cryptanalysis, Key Schedule, Hypothesis of Independent Round Keys, Tweakable Block Cipher
Original Publication (in the same form): IACR-TOSC-2017
Date: received 16 Feb 2017
Contact author: thorsten kranz at rub de, gregor leander@rub de, friedrich wiemer@rub de
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Short URL: ia.cr/2017/154
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