A Lookup Table Model for Time-Memory Trade-Off Attacks on Binary Additive Stream Ciphers

  • Imran Erguler
  • Emin Anarim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4263)


In this study, we present a novel technique which can speed up the internal state reversion part of time-memory trade-off attacks on binary additive stream ciphers at the expense of requiring more pre-computational time. The technique also solves the difficulties that an attacker may face through running some stream generators backwards.


Internal State Lookup Table Stream Cipher Stream Generator Plaintext Attack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Imran Erguler
    • 1
    • 2
  • Emin Anarim
    • 2
  1. 1.UEKAE-TUBITAK P.K.: 74Gebze, KocaeliTurkey
  2. 2.Electrical-Electronics Engineering DepartmentBogazici UniversityBebek, IstanbulTurkey

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