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Paper: Breaking the Stream Cipher Whitenoise

Authors:
Hongjun Wu
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URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2003/250
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Abstract: Whitenoise is a stream cipher with specification given at http://eprint.iacr.org/2003/249. In this paper, we show that Whitenoise is extremely weak. It can be broken by solving about 80,000 linear equations. And only about 80,000 bytes keystream are needed in the attack.
BibTeX
@misc{eprint-2003-11963,
  title={Breaking the Stream Cipher Whitenoise},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={secret-key cryptography / cryptanalysis, stream cipher, Whitenoise},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2003/250},
  note={ hongjun@i2r.a-star.edu.sg 12468 received 30 Nov 2003, last revised 19 Feb 2004},
  author={Hongjun Wu},
  year=2003
}