Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute
ETRI Journal vol:25 issue:2 pages:89-100
The notion of pseudorandomness is the theoretical foundation on which to consider the soundness of a basic structure used in some block ciphers. We examine the pseudorandomness of the block cipher KASUMI, which will be used in the next-generation cellular phones. First, we prove that the four-round unbalanced MISTY-type transformation is pseudorandom in order to illustrate the pseudorandomness of the inside round function FI of KASUMI under an adaptive distinguisher model. Second, we show that the three-round KASUMI-like structure is not pseudorandom but the four-round KASUMI-like structure is pseudorandom under a non-adaptive distinguisher model.