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Paper: A Security Evaluation of Whitenoise

Authors:
David Wagner
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URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2003/218
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Abstract: This report studies the security of Whitenoise, a stream cipher invented by BSB Utilities Inc. http://bsbutil.com "Even if we hypothesized the existence of some magic computer that could test a trillion trillion key trials per second (very unlikely!), and even if we could place a trillion trillion such computers somewhere throughout the universe (even more unlikely!), and even if we were willing to wait a trillion trillion years (not a chance!), then the probability that we would discover the correct key would be negligible (about (1/2)^1340, which is unimaginably small)."
BibTeX
@misc{eprint-2003-11931,
  title={A Security Evaluation of Whitenoise},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={secret-key cryptography / cryptanalysis  stream ciphers secret-key cryptography cryptographic protocols},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2003/218},
  note={ brisson@lightspeed.ca 12334 received 9 Oct 2003, last revised 9 Oct 2003},
  author={David Wagner},
  year=2003
}