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PET SNAKE: A Special Purpose Architecture to Implement an Algebraic Attack in Hardware

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PET SNAKE: A Special Purpose Architecture to Implement an Algebraic Attack in Hardware
Abstract. In [24] Raddum and Semaev propose a technique to solve systems of polynomial equations over F2 as occurring in algebraic attacks on block ciphers. This approach is known as MRHS, and we present a special purpose architecture to implement MRHS in a dedicated hardware device. Our preliminary performance analysis of this Parallel Elimination Technique Supporting Nice Algebraic Key Elimination shows that the use of ASICs seems to enable significant performance gains over a software implementation of MRHS. The main parts of the proposed architecture are scalable, the limiting factor being mainly the available bandwidth for interchip communication. Our focus is on a design choice that can be implemented within the limits of available fab technology. The proposed design can be expected to offer a running time improvement in the order of several magnitudes over a software implementation. We do not make any claims about the practical feasibility of an attack against AES-128 with our d...
Willi Geiselmann, Kenneth Matheis, Rainer Steinwan
Added 21 May 2011
Updated 21 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TCOS
Authors Willi Geiselmann, Kenneth Matheis, Rainer Steinwandt
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