Cryptanalysis of summation generator

  • Ed Dawson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 718)


In this paper two known plaintext attacks on the summation generator will be described. The first attack is a new method of attack while the second method is due to Meier and Staffelbach. These two methods will be compared and contrasted.


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    T. Siegenthaler: Decrypting a class of stream ciphers using ciphertext only, IEEE Transactions on Computing, V.C-34, (1985), 81–85.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ed Dawson
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Security Research CentreQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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