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applied cryptography - protocols, algorithms, and source code in c

If you know p and q you can compute the ith bit

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Unformatted text preview: a PC with values of n up to 500 bits. Additionally, Paul Bardell proved that the output of a cellular automaton can also be generated by a linear-feedback shift register of equal length and is therefore no more secure [83]. 1/p Generator This generator was proposed, and then cryptanalyzed, in [193]. If the internal state of the generator at time t is xt, then xt+1 = bxt mod p The output of the generator is the least significant bit of xt div p, where div is the truncated integer division. For maximum period, the constants b and p should be chosen so that p is prime and b is a primitive root mod p. Unfortunately, this generator isn’t secure. (Note that for b = 2, an FCSR with a connection integer p outputs the reverse of this sequence.) Previous Table of Contents Next Products | Contact Us | About Us | Privacy | Ad Info | Home Use of this site is subject to certain Terms & Conditions, Copyright © 1996-2000 EarthWeb Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of EarthWeb is prohibited. Read EarthWeb's privacy statement. To access the contents, click the chapter and section titles. Applied Cryptography, Second Edition: Protocols, Algorthms, and Source Code in C (cloth) Go! Keyword Brief Full Advanced Search Search Tips (Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Author(s): Bruce Schneier ISBN: 0471128457 Publication Date: 01/01/96 Search this book: Go! Previous Table of Contents Next ----------- crypt(1) The original UNIX encryption algorithm, crypt(1), is a stream cipher based on the same ideas as the Enigma. This is a 256-element, single-rotor substitution cipher with a reflector. Both the rotor and the reflector are generated from the key. This algorithm is far simpler than the World War II German Enigma and, for a skilled cryptanalyst, very easy to break [1576,1299]. A public-domain UNIX program, called Crypt Breakers Workbench (CBW), can be used to break files encrypted with crypt(1). Other Schemes Another generator is based on the knapsack problem...
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