The Rabbit Stream Cipher

Martin Boesgaard, Mette Vesterager, Erik Zenner

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    The stream cipher Rabbit was first presented at FSE 2003, and no attacks against it have been published until now. With a measured encryption/decryption speed of 3.7 clock cycles per byte on a Pentium III processor, Rabbit does also provide very high performance. This paper gives a concise description of the Rabbit design and some of the cryptanalytic results available.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Stream Cipher Designs : The eStream Finalists
    EditorsMatthew Robshaw, Olivier Billet
    Number of pages296
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Publication date2008
    ISBN (Print)3-540-68350-X
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science

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    Boesgaard, M., Vesterager, M., & Zenner, E. (2008). The Rabbit Stream Cipher. In M. Robshaw, & O. Billet (Eds.), New Stream Cipher Designs: The eStream Finalists (pp. 69-83). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, No. 4986