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Paper: An improved preimage attack on MD2

Authors:
Søren S. Thomsen
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URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2008/089
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Abstract: This paper describes an improved preimage attack on the cryptographic hash function MD2. The attack has complexity equivalent to about $2^{73}$ evaluations of the MD2 compression function. This is to be compared with the previous best known preimage attack, which has complexity about $2^{97}$.
BibTeX
@misc{eprint-2008-17766,
  title={An improved preimage attack on MD2},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={secret-key cryptography / Hash functions, MD2, preimage attack},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2008/089},
  note={ crypto@znoren.dk 13937 received 28 Feb 2008},
  author={Søren S. Thomsen},
  year=2008
}