# SymmetricKey Encryption CSE 5351 Introduction to Cryptography Reading

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Symmetric-Key Encryption CSE 5351: Introduction to Cryptography Reading assignment: • Chapter 2 • Chapter 3 (sections 3. 1 -3. 4) • You may skip proofs, but are encouraged to read some of them. 1

This course: APPLICATIONS (security) Encryption Schemes Pseudorandom Generators And Functions Crypto Protocols Sign/MAC/hash Schemes Zero-Knowledge Proof Systems Computational Difficulty (One-Way Functions) 2

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Stream Ciphers Encryption schemes using pseudorandom generators 33

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Security of RC 4 • RC 4 is not a truly pseudorandom generator. • The keystream generated by RC 4 is biased. – The second byte is biased toward zero with high probability. – The first few bytes are strongly non-random and leak information about the input key. • Defense: discard the initial n bytes of the keystream. – Called “RC 4 -drop[n-bytes]”. – Recommended values for n = 256, 768, or 3072 bytes. • Efforts are underway (e. g. the e. STREAM project) to develop more secure stream ciphers. 56

The Use of RC 4 in WEP • WEP is an RC 4 -based protocol for encrypting data transmitted over an IEEE 802. 11 wireless LAN. • WEP requires each packet to be encrypted with a separate RC 4 key. • The RC 4 key for each packet is a concatenation of a 40 or 104 -bit long-term key and a random 24 -bit R. RC 4 key: 802. 11 Frame: Long-term key (40 orl 104 bits) Header R l. Message R (24) CRC encrypted 57

WEP is not secure • Mainly because of its way of constructing the key • Can be cracked in a minute • http: //eprint. iacr. org/2007/120. pdf 58

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Theory of Block Ciphers Encryption schemes using pseudorandom functions or permutations Reading: Sections 3. 5 -3. 7 of Katz & Lindell 60

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Some properties • In CTR and OFB modes, transmission errors to a block ci affect only the decryption of that block; other blocks are not affected. – useful for communications over an unreliable channel. • In CBC and CFB modes, changes to a block mi will affect ci and all subsequent ciphertext blocks. – These modes may be used to produce message authentication codes (MAC). • In CTR mode, blocks can be encrypted (or decrypted) in parallel or in a “random access” fashion. 79

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Practical Block Ciphers: DES and AES DES: Data Encryption Standard (covered in 651) AES: Advanced Encryption Standard Reading: Chapter 5 of Katz/Lindell 89

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AES: Advanced Encryption Standard Finite field: The mathematics used in AES.

AES: Advanced Encryption Standard • In 1997, NIST began the process of choosing a replacement for DES and called it the Advanced Encryption Standard. • Requirements: block length of 128 bits, key lengths of 128, 192, and 256 bits. • In 2000, Rijndael cipher (by Rijmen and Daemen) was selected. • An iterated cipher, with 10, 12, or 14 rounds. • Rijndael allows various block lengths. • AES allows only one block size: 128 bits. 94

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A Rijndael Animation by Enrique Zabala 103