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Return-map cryptanalysis revisited

Li, SJ, Chen, G and Álvarez, G (2006) Return-map cryptanalysis revisited International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 16 (5). pp. 1557-1568.

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As a powerful cryptanalysis tool, the method of return-map attacks can be used to extract secret messages masked by chaos in secure communication schemes. Recently, a simple defensive mechanism was presented to enhance the security of chaotic parameter modulation schemes against return-map attacks. Two techniques are combined in the proposed defensive mechanism: multistep parameter modulation and alternative driving of two different transmitter variables. This paper re-studies the security of this proposed defensive mechanism against return-map attacks, and points out that the security was much over-estimated in the original publication for both ciphertext-only attack and known/chosen-plaintext attacks. It is found that a deterministic relationship exists between the shape of the return map and the modulated parameter, and that such a relationship can be used to dramatically enhance return-map attacks thereby making them quite easy to break the defensive mechanism.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
Li, SJ
Chen, G
Álvarez, G
Date : 2006
DOI : 10.1142/S0218127406015507
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Volume 16, Issue 5, 2006, pp 1557-1568 DOI: 10.1142/S0218127406015507 © World Scientific Publishing Company.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 12 Jun 2012 09:41
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:35

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