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The Block Cipher Companion

By Lars R. Knudsen , Matthew Robshaw

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This volume provides a detailed account of block cipher analysis, design, and deployment. The authors describe the most prominent block ciphers and give insights into their design.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-6421-7341-7
  • 281 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: October 25, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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Block ciphers encrypt blocks of plaintext, messages, into blocks of ciphertext under the action of a secret key, and the process of encryption is reversed by decryption which uses the same user-supplied key. Block ciphers are fundamental to modern cryptography, in fact they are the most widely used cryptographic primitive – useful in their own right, and in the construction of other cryptographic mechanisms. In this book the authors provide a technically detailed, yet readable, account of the state of the art of block cipher analysis, design, and deployment. The authors first describe the most prominent block ciphers and give insights into their design. They then consider the role of the cryptanalyst, the adversary, and provide an overview of some of the most important cryptanalytic methods. The book will be of value to graduate and senior undergraduate students of cryptography and to professionals engaged in cryptographic design. An important feature of the presentation is the authors' exhaustive bibliography of the field, each chapter closing with comprehensive supporting notes.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Data Encryption Standard (DES).
  3. Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
  4. Using Block Ciphers.
  5. Brute
  6. Force Attacks.
  7. Differential Cryptanalysis.
  8. Linear Cryptanalysis.
  9. Advanced Topics.
  10. A Short Survey and Five Prominent Ciphers.
  11. Bibliography.
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