Volume 15 (2023)
Volume 14 (2022)
Volume 13 (2021)
Volume 12 (2020)
Volume 11 (2019)
Volume 10 (2018)
Volume 9 (2017)
Volume 8 (2016)
Volume 7 (2015)
Volume 6 (2014)
Volume 5 (2013)
Volume 4 (2012)
Volume 3 (2011)
Volume 2 (2010)
Volume 1 (2009)
4n × 4n Diffusion Layers Based on Multiple 4 × 4 MDS Matrices

Mahdi Sajadieh; Arash Mirzaei

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023


  In terms of security, MDS matrices are one of the best choices for diffusion layer of block ciphers. However, as these matrices grow in size, their software implementation becomes a challenge. In this paper, to benefit from the properties of MDS matrices and avoid the mentioned challenge, we use 4*4 ...  Read More

Lightweight Cryptographic S-Boxes Based on Efficient Hardware Structures for Block Ciphers

Bahram Rashidi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023


  In this paper, we present four low-cost substitution boxes (S-boxes) including two 4-bit S-boxes called S1 and S2 and two 8-bit S-boxes called SB1 and SB2, which are suitable for the development of lightweight block ciphers. The 8-bit SB1 S-box is constructed based on four 4-bit S-boxes, multiplication ...  Read More

Impossible Differential Cryptanalysis of Reduced-Round Midori64 Block Cipher (Extended Version)

A. Rezaei Shahmirzdi; A. Azimi; M. Salmasizadeh; J. Mohajeri; M. R. Aref

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 3-13


  Impossible differential attack is a well-known mean to examine robustness of block ciphers. Using impossible differential cryptanalysis, we analyze security of a family of lightweight block ciphers, named Midori, that are designed considering low energy consumption. Midori state size can be ...  Read More