Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2003/218

A Security Evaluation of Whitenoise

David Wagner

Abstract: This report studies the security of Whitenoise, a stream cipher invented by BSB Utilities Inc.

"Even if we hypothesized the existence of some magic computer that could test a trillion trillion key trials per second (very unlikely!), and even if we could place a trillion trillion such computers somewhere throughout the universe (even more unlikely!), and even if we were willing to wait a trillion trillion years (not a chance!), then the probability that we would discover the correct key would be negligible (about (1/2)^1340, which is unimaginably small)."

Category / Keywords: secret-key cryptography / cryptanalysis stream ciphers secret-key cryptography cryptographic protocols

Date: received 9 Oct 2003, last revised 9 Oct 2003

Contact author: brisson at lightspeed ca

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Note: This is a security evaluation of a new generation stream cipher called Whitenoise. This technology has some unique features and strengths. To date there have been no systemic problems with this technology at all.

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