Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2004/094

Block Ciphers and Stream Ciphers: The State of the Art

Alex Biryukov

Abstract: In these lecture notes we survey the state of the art in symmetric key encryption, in particular in the block ciphers and stream ciphers area. The area of symmetric key encryption has been very active in the last five years due to growing interest from academic and industry research, standardization efforts like AES, NESSIE and CRYPTREC, as well as due to ease of government control over export of cryptography.

Category / Keywords: secret-key cryptography / Block ciphers, stream ciphers, cryptanalysis, design, AES, NESSIE, CRYPTREC, STORK, E-CRYPT

Date: received 16 Apr 2004

Contact author: abiryuko at esat kuleuven ac be

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Note: A survey on the current state of symmetric key encryption. Comments are welcome.

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