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Wu's algorithm and its possible application in cryptanalysis


Grobler, TL and van Zyl, AJ and Olivier, JC and Kleynhans, W and Salmon, BP and Penzhorn, WT, Wu's algorithm and its possible application in cryptanalysis, African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research, 5, (1) pp. 1-8. ISSN 2006-9731 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5897/AJMCSR11.160


In this paper we reviewed Wus algorithm and introduced it as a cryptanalysis technique. This study reveals that when Wus algorithm is used for cryptanalysis it simplifies. This is true because Wus algorithm has to be applied to binary polynomials only, when used for cryptanalysis. To summarize, we gave a full description of Wus algorithm in the binary case and also a basic example of using binary Wu to break an s-box.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Wu-Ritt decomposition algorithm, s-box, binary polynomials, cryptanalysis
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Cybersecurity and privacy
Research Field:Cryptography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Olivier, JC (Professor JC Olivier)
UTAS Author:Salmon, BP (Dr Brian Salmon)
ID Code:84593
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-05-21
Last Modified:2014-06-20

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