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Paper: The number of initial states of the RC4 cipher with the same cycle structure

Authors:
Marina Pudovkina
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URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2003/012
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Abstract: RC4 cipher is the most widely used stream cipher in software applications. It was designed by R. Rivest in 1987. In this paper we find the number of keys of the RC4 cipher generating initial permutations with the same cycle structure. We obtain that the distribution of initial permutations is not uniform.
BibTeX
@misc{eprint-2003-11730,
  title={The number of initial states of the RC4 cipher with the same cycle structure},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2003/012},
  note={Journal of Information Security, 2002 maricap@online.ru 12072 received 20 Jan 2003},
  author={Marina Pudovkina},
  year=2003
}