Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:1528 pages:106-131
State of the Art and Evolution of Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography, 1997 date:June 03-06, 1997
This paper examines proposals for three cryptographic primitives: block ciphers, stream ciphers, and hash functions. It provides an overview of the design principles of a large number of recent proposals, which includes the global structure, the number of rounds, the way of introducing non-linearity and diffusion, and the key schedule. The software performance of about twenty primitives is compared based on highly optimized implementations for the Pentium. The goal of the paper is to provided a technical perspective on the wide variety of primitives that exist today.