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Morpheus: stream cipher for software & hardware applications

Komninos, N. (2007). Morpheus: stream cipher for software & hardware applications. Paper presented at the IEEE 9th International Symposium on Communication Theory & Applications (ISCTA’07), 16 - 20 July 2007, Ambleside, UK.


In a world where electronic devices with different characteristics are networked, privacy is an essential element for the communicating process. Privacy can be achieved by encryption algorithms with unique features based on the application that are deployed. In this paper a word-oriented stream cipher, or Morpheus, for both hardware and software devices, is proposed. Morpheus targets multimedia applications, such as Games-On-Demand or IPTV, where data are usually streamed over different kind of networks and devices. Morpheus behaves very well in all known statistical tests and is resilient to known attacks for both synchronous and self-synchronous encryption modes.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: © 2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Software Reliability
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