Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2020/1269

PRINCEv2 - More Security for (Almost) No Overhead

Dušan Božilov and Maria Eichlseder and Miroslav Kneževic and Baptiste Lambin and Gregor Leander and Thorben Moos and Ventzislav Nikov and Shahram Rasoolzadeh and Yosuke Todo and Friedrich Wiemer

Abstract: In this work, we propose tweaks to the PRINCE block cipher that help us to increase its security without changing the number of rounds or round operations. We get substantially higher security for the same complexity. From an implementation perspective, PRINCEv2 comes at an extremely low overhead compared to PRINCE in all key categories, such as area, latency and energy. We expect, as it is already the case for PRINCE, that the new cipher PRINCEv2 will be deployed in various settings.

Category / Keywords: secret-key cryptography / PRINCE, low latency, lightweight, block cipher

Original Publication (in the same form): Selected Areas in Cryptography 2020

Date: received 12 Oct 2020, last revised 10 Nov 2020

Contact author: shahram rasoolzadeh at rub de

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Version: 20201110:115721 (All versions of this report)

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