EE Seminar: Dr. Itai Dinur
(The talk will be given in English)
Speaker: Dr. Itai Dinur,
Department of Computer Science, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
Monday, January 5th, 2015
15:00 - 16:00
Room 011, Kitot Bldg., Faculty of Engineering
Thinking out of the Encryption Box
Block ciphers are the main tool used today to protect sensitive data. They are typically constructed by combining several simpler components in order to provide the highest possible level of security. In this talk I will consider these components as black boxes, and analyze the security of the overall structure while ignoring the low-level details of each black box.
More specifically, I will describe new attacks that break three classical block cipher constructions more efficiently than all the previously found attacks. Interestingly, some of the new techniques can also be used to solve certain well known algorithmic problems which have nothing to do with cryptography.
The talk will require no prior knowledge in cryptography.