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    A Highly Nonlinear Differentially 4 Uniform Power Mapping That Permutes Fields of Even Degree

    Bracken, Carl and Leander, Gregor (2010) A Highly Nonlinear Differentially 4 Uniform Power Mapping That Permutes Fields of Even Degree. Finite Fields and Their Applications, 16 (4). pp. 231-242. ISSN ISSN: 1071-5797

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    Functions with low differential uniformity can be used as the s-boxes of symmetric cryptosystems as they have good resistance to differential attacks. The AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) uses a differentially- 4 uniform function called the inverse function. Any function used in a symmetric cryptosystem should be a permutation. Also, it is required that the function is highly nonlinear so that it is resistant to Matsui’s linear attack. In this article we demonstrate that the highly nonlinear permutation f(x) = x22k+2k+1, discovered by Hans Dobbertin [7], has differential uniformity of four and hence, with respect to differential and linear cryptanalysis, is just as suitable for use in a symmetric cryptosystem as the inverse function.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Preprint version of published article. © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Keywords: Boolean functions; Power functions; Fourier transform; Block cipher; s-Box;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 2635
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    Depositing User: Library Editor
    Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2011 15:55
    Journal or Publication Title: Finite Fields and Their Applications
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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