Bitwise Higher Order Differential Cryptanalysis

  • Bo Zhu
  • Kefei Chen
  • Xuejia Lai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6163)


This paper attempts to utilize the ideas of higher order differential cryptanalysis to investigate Boolean algebra based block ciphers. The theoretical foundation is built for later research, and two kinds of distinguishing attacks are proposed. The prerequisites of the attacks are also presented and proved, and an efficient algorithm is introduced to search these prerequisites. Furthermore, our analysis result shows that 5 rounds of the block cipher PRESENT can be distinguished by using only 512 chosen plaintexts.


Boolean function higher order differential cryptanalysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo Zhu
    • 1
  • Kefei Chen
    • 1
  • Xuejia Lai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina

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