The software-oriented stream cipher SSC2

Muxiang Zhang, Christopher Carroll, Agnes Chan

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SSC2 is a fast software stream cipher designed for wireless handsets with limited computational capabilities. It supports various private key sizes from 4 bytes to 16 bytes. All operations in SSC2 are wordoriented, no complex operations such as multiplication, division, and exponentiation are involved. SSC2 has a very compact structure that makes it easy to implement on 8-,16-, and 32-bit processors. Theoretical analysis demonstrates that the keystream sequences generated by SSC2 have long period, large linear complexity, and good statistical distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFast Software Encryption - 7th International Workshop, FSE 2000, Proceedings
EditorsBruce Schneier
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783540447061
StatePublished - 2001
Event7th International Workshop on Fast Software Encryption, FSE 2000 - New York, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2000Apr 12 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other7th International Workshop on Fast Software Encryption, FSE 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


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