EUROCRYPT 1982: Cryptography pp 181-188 | Cite as

Stream Ciphers

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 149)


The object of this talk is to give a general introduction to stream ciphers. It will provide the general background for the other four talks on this topic. We begin giving a diagramiatic definition of a stream cipher:

(Of course the interceptor is not part of the system. He is included in the diagram merely to indicate where interceptions are likely to take place.)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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