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Structures of highly nonlinear cryptographic functions

Jennifer Seberry, University of Wollongong
Xian-Mo Zhang, University of Wollongong
Yuliang Zheng, University of Wollongong

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Seberry, J, Zhang, XM and Zheng, Y, Structures of highly nonlinear cryptographic functions, Proceedings of the 1994 International Symposium on Information Theory and its Application (ISITA'94), The Institute of Engineers, Australia, 1 1994, 229-234.


This paper studies the properties and constructions of nonlinear Boolean functions, which are a core component of cryptographic primitives including data encryption algorithms and one-way hash functions. A main contribution of this paper is to completely characterise the structures of cryptographic functions that satisfy the propagation criterion with respect to all but six or less vectors.

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Jennifer Seberry, Xian-Mo Zhang, and Yuliang Zheng. "Structures of highly nonlinear cryptographic functions" Faculty of Informatics - Papers. Jan. 1994.
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