Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2007/157

ConSum v0: An Experimental Cipher

David A. Madore

Abstract: We present an experimental block cipher, ConSum, based on a hitherto unstudied design element: the Conway transformation. ConSum features an extremely simple design and the ability to operate with arbitrary key lengths, block sizes and round numbers. We study it empirically and statistically so as to illustrate how it might be secure.

Category / Keywords: secret-key cryptography / block ciphers, finite fields, Conway transformation

Date: received 28 Apr 2007

Contact author: david madore at ens fr

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