Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:648 pages:419-434
ESORICS 1992 date:November 23-25, 1992
A hardware implementation model is proposed that can be used in the design of stream ciphers, block ciphers and cryptographic hash functions. The cryptographic finite state machine (CFSM) model is no mathematical tool, but a set of criteria that have to be met by a real hardware finite state machine that will be used in the implementation of a cryptographic algorithm. Diffusion is studied by means of the diffusion graph and dependence matrix. For the study of confusion differential cryptanalysis is used.