Journal of Computer Science

IMPLICATIONS OF BITSUM ATTACK ON TINY ENCRYPTION ALGORITHM AND XTEA

Amandeep and G. Geetha

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2014.1077.1083

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 10, Issue 6

Pages 1077-1083

Abstract

TEA and XTEA are block ciphers that uses Fiestal structure. We enciphered a fixed message with different keys using TEA and XTEA cryptographic algorithms. Our interest was to find the correlation of the bitsum of the ciphertext with the bitsums of the corresponding keys. In our attempt, we found that for specific patterns of keys, whatever be the plaintext, the bitsum of the key is in perfect correlation with bitsum of the ciphertext.

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© 2014 Amandeep and G. Geetha. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.