Slide attack is generic attack designed by Biryukov and Wagner [ 1, 2]. It can be applied in both known plaintext or chosen plaintext scenarios. It can be viewed as a variant of a related key attack, in which a relation of the key with itself is exploited. The main feature of this attack is that it realizes a dream of cryptanalysts: if the cipher is vulnerable to such an attack, the complexity of the attack is independent of the number of rounds of the cipher. A typical slide of one encryption against another by one round (under the same key) is shown in Fig. 1.
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