Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2019/724

Breaking Tweakable Enciphering Schemes using Simon's Algorithm

Sebati Ghosh and Palash Sarkar

Abstract: The threat of the possible advent of quantum computers has motivated the cryptographic community to search for quantum safe solutions. There have been some works in past few years showing the vulnerability of symmetric key crypto-systems in the quantum setting. Among these the works by Kuwakado et al. and Kaplan et al. use the quantum period finding procedure called Simonís algorithm to attack several symmetric crypto-systems. In this work, we use Simonís algorithm to break six tweakable enciphering schemes (TESs) in the quantum setting. These are CMC, EME, XCB, TET, AEZ and FAST. All of them have usual proofs of security in the classical sense. A version of EME and a version of XCB are IEEE standardised TESs.

Category / Keywords: secret-key cryptography / TES, Simon's algorithm, Quantum period finding algorithm.

Date: received 18 Jun 2019

Contact author: sebati1987 at gmail com, palash sarkar@gmail com

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