TEA, a tiny encryption algorithm

  • David J. Wheeler
  • Roger M. Needham
Session 8: Recent Results
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1008)


We give a short routine which is based on a Feistel iteration and uses a large number of rounds to get security with simplicity.


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    National Institute of Standards, Data Encryption Standard, Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 46. January 1977Google Scholar
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    E. Biham and A. Shamir, Differential Analysis of the Data Encryption Standard, Springer-Verlag, 1993Google Scholar
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    B. Schneier, Applied Cryptology, John Wiley & sons, New York 1994.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Wheeler
    • 1
  • Roger M. Needham
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer LaboratoryCambridge UniversityEngland

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