Related-Key Impossible-Differential Attack on Reduced-Round Skinny

  • Ralph Ankele
  • Subhadeep Banik
  • Avik Chakraborti
  • Eik List
  • Florian Mendel
  • Siang Meng Sim
  • Gaoli Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10355)


At CRYPTO’16, Beierle et al. presented SKINNY, a family of lightweight tweakable block ciphers intended to compete with the NSA designs SIMON and SPECK. SKINNY can be implemented efficiently in both soft- and hardware and supports block sizes of 64 and 128 bits as well as tweakey sizes of 64, 128, 192 and 128, 256, 384 bits respectively. This paper presents a related-tweakey impossible-differential attack on up to 23 (out of 36) rounds of SKINNY-64/128 for different tweak sizes. All our attacks can be trivially extended to SKINNY-128/128.


Symmetric Cryptography Cryptanalysis Tweakable block cipher Impossible differential Lightweight cryptography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Ankele
    • 1
  • Subhadeep Banik
    • 2
  • Avik Chakraborti
    • 3
  • Eik List
    • 4
  • Florian Mendel
    • 5
  • Siang Meng Sim
    • 2
  • Gaoli Wang
    • 6
  1. 1.Royal Holloway University of LondonEghamUK
  2. 2.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.NTT Secure Platform LaboratoriesTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Bauhaus-Universität WeimarWeimarGermany
  5. 5.Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  6. 6.East China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

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