04 August, 2005

ECRYPT Stream Cipher Project

The ECRYPT Stream Cipher project is a project run by ECRYPT (an EU programme for cryptology and watermarking) to identify "new stream ciphers that might become suitable for widespread adoption". It guess this will be something a little like the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) competition, but for stream ciphers rather than block ciphers (and they're just evaluating the designs, and not selecting a single standard). The call for primitives was first issued in November 2004, and they received a whopping 34 designs by the deadline last April. Some famous(ish) names have submitted or co-submitted designs, including Joan Daemen (MOSQUITO), Eli Biham (Py), Bruce Schneier (Phelix) and Daniel J. Bernstein (Salsa20).

Eli Biham and Jennifer Seberry note that their submission "Py" is pronounced "Roo, a shorthand for Kangeroo". This is because it's written in the Cyrillic alphabet, apparently. Ah..hah. A worthy attempt to carry on the recent tradition for bizarrly-named and unpronounceable cryptographic primitives, then.

The project has advertised for four "profiles" of stream ciphers that they're looking for, distinguishing between those that perform well on hardware and software, and those that include authentication built-in and those that do not.

It's going to take a while, though. By July 2006, they'll be selecting a subset of the designs as finalists, with the project due to complete in January 2008. Still, it looks like it'll be a lot of fun, with researchers finding flaws with each other's ciphers. There's a discussion forum and a list of papers.

If you're lucky, I might blog a little about each of the designs -- won't that be a treat?


Blogger College Boy said...

Too bad my Pineapple cipher is a block cipher.


2:34 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yep, please blog about the ciphers. I am currently reading the paper about Py.

3:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I read about Py was in a book called Winnie the Poo :-)

Stu Savory,
a recidivist who inculcates in a sesquipedalian blog :-)

5:30 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

ninest123 16.01
louis vuitton outlet, ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, uggs on sale, tiffany jewelry, nike outlet, cheap jordans, louboutin shoes, louis vuitton outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, uggs on sale, michael kors, ralph lauren polo, gucci handbags, michael kors outlet online, uggs on sale, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, burberry outlet, oakley sunglasses, prada handbags, ray ban sunglasses, replica watches, nike air max, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp bags, nike free, christian louboutin, uggs outlet, christian louboutin, tiffany jewelry, michael kors outlet online, louboutin uk, michael kors handbags, tory burch outlet, burberry factory outlet, prada outlet, replica watches, ray ban sunglasses, uggs outlet, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton handbags

4:42 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

nike free pas cher, nike air max, new balance, nike tn pas cher, vans pas cher, michael kors uk, nike trainers uk, true religion outlet, michael kors, hollister uk, jordan pas cher, lunette oakley pas cher, vanessa bruno pas cher, coach outlet store online, nike free, longchamp pas cher, lunette ray ban pas cher, hogan sito ufficiale, converse, nike roshe run pas cher, nike air max uk, sac guess pas cher, ray ban uk, north face uk, longchamp soldes, coach purses, burberry pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, lululemon outlet, true religion outlet, mulberry uk, nike roshe uk, louboutin pas cher, polo ralph lauren uk, michael kors, ralph lauren pas cher, nike air max pas cher, north face pas cher, timberland pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, true religion outlet, nike air max uk, polo lacoste pas cher, michael kors outlet online, nike air force, true religion jeans, abercrombie and fitch UK, hermes pas cher, replica handbags

4:45 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

s6 cases, iphone 6 cases, iphone cases, hollister clothing, hollister, nfl jerseys, soccer shoes, iphone 6s plus cases, vans outlet, insanity workout, lululemon outlet, iphone 6s cases, softball bats, nike roshe run, salvatore ferragamo, converse, north face outlet, babyliss pro, instyler ionic styler, new balance shoes, mcm handbags, north face outlet, asics running shoes, hermes handbags, polo ralph lauren, iphone 6 plus cases, nike air max, nike air max, wedding dresses, valentino shoes, abercrombie and fitch, p90x workout, giuseppe zanotti, herve leger, bottega veneta, timberland boots, vans scarpe, ghd hair, ipad cases, mac cosmetics, jimmy choo outlet, celine handbags, louboutin, iphone 5s cases, oakley, soccer jerseys, gucci, reebok outlet, beats by dre, ray ban, mont blanc, chi flat iron

4:47 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

canada goose jackets, converse shoes outlet, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, canada goose jackets, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, moncler, montre pas cher, canada goose, canada goose uk, supra shoes, wedding dresses uk, replica watches, moncler pas cher, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, ugg pas cher, moncler, moncler jackets, marc jacobs, pandora charms, pandora jewelry, doke & gabbana, pandora jewelry, barbour, louis vuitton uk, louis vuitton, toms shoes, juicy couture outlet, swarovski jewelry, canada goose, moncler outlet, thomas sabo uk, juicy couture outlet, moncler uk, moncler, hollister, ugg uk, coach outlet, barbour jackets uk, canada goose pas cher, canada goose outlet, sac louis vuitton, bottes ugg pas cher, links of london uk, karen millen uk, swarovski uk, pandora uk, moncler, lancel, sac louis vuitton
ninest123 16.01

4:48 am  
Anonymous Pengobatan Untuk Sembuhkan Penyakit Gout said...

Thanks for sharing the information

Obat Untuk Mengatasi Konstipasi
Suplemen Penambah Nafsu Makan Anak
Cara Mengobati Penyakit Gagal Hati
Pengobatan Atasi Blefaritis
Cara Mengobati Infeksi Usus
Pengobatan Atasi Tinnitus (Telinga Berdenging)

5:06 am  

Post a Comment

<< Home