KLEIN: A New Family of Lightweight Block Ciphers

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Gong, Zheng and Nikova, Svetla and Law, Yee-Wei (2010) KLEIN: A New Family of Lightweight Block Ciphers. [Report]

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Abstract:Resource-efficient cryptographic primitives become fundamental for realizing both security and efficiency in embedded systems like RFID tags and sensor nodes. Among those primitives, lightweight block cipher plays a major role as a building block for security protocols. In this paper, we describe a new family of lightweight block ciphers named KLEIN, which is designed for resource-constrained devices such as wireless sensors and RFID tags. Compared to the related proposals, KLEIN has advantage in the software performance on legacy sensor platforms, while in the same time its hardware implementation can also be compact.
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Additional information:The paper was rejected by ASIACRYPT 2010, now it is under review of CT-RSA 2010.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/73129
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