Multiple Differential Cryptanalysis: Theory and Practice

  • Céline Blondeau
  • Benoît Gérard
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21702-9_3

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6733)
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Blondeau C., Gérard B. (2011) Multiple Differential Cryptanalysis: Theory and Practice. In: Joux A. (eds) Fast Software Encryption. FSE 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6733. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Differential cryptanalysis is a well-known statistical attack on block ciphers. We present here a generalisation of this attack called multiple differential cryptanalysis. We study the data complexity, the time complexity and the success probability of such an attack and we experimentally validate our formulas on a reduced version of PRESENT. Finally, we propose a multiple differential cryptanalysis on 18-round PRESENT for both 80-bit and 128-bit master keys.


iterative block cipher multiple differential cryptanalysis PRESENT data complexity success probability time complexity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Céline Blondeau
    • 1
  • Benoît Gérard
    • 1
  1. 1.SECRET Project-Team - INRIA Paris-RocquencourtLe Chesnay CedexFrance

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