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Zenner, Erik

Why IV Setup for Stream Ciphers is Difficult

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In recent years, the initialization vector (IV) setup has proven to be the most vulnerable point when designing secure stream ciphers. In this paper, we take a look at possible reasons why this is the case, identifying numerous open research problems in cryptography.

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  author =	{Erik Zenner},
  title =	{Why IV Setup for Stream Ciphers is Difficult},
  booktitle =	{Symmetric Cryptography},
  year =	{2007},
  editor =	{Eli Biham and Helena Handschuh and Stefan Lucks and Vincent Rijmen},
  number =	{07021},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: Stream cipher, IV setup}

Keywords: Stream cipher, IV setup
Collection: 07021 - Symmetric Cryptography
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 06.06.2007

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