The Self-synchronizing Stream Cipher Moustique

  • Joan Daemen
  • Paris Kitsos
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-68351-3_16

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4986)
Cite this paper as:
Daemen J., Kitsos P. (2008) The Self-synchronizing Stream Cipher Moustique. In: Robshaw M., Billet O. (eds) New Stream Cipher Designs. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4986. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


We present a design approach for hardware-oriented self-synchronizing stream ciphers and illustrate it with a concrete design called Moustique. The latter is intended as a research cipher: it proves that the design approach can lead to concrete results and will serve as a target for cryptanalysis where new attacks may lead to improvements in the design approach such as new criteria for the cipher building blocks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Daemen
    • 1
  • Paris Kitsos
    • 2
  1. 1.STMicroelectronicsBelgium
  2. 2.Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece and Dept. of Computer Science and Technology, University of the PeloponneseTripoliGreece

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