Cryptanalysis of SKINNY in the Framework of the SKINNY 2018–2019 Cryptanalysis Competition [chapter]

Patrick Derbez, Virginie Lallemand, Aleksei Udovenko
2020 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In April 2018, Beierle et al. launched the 3rd SKINNY cryptanalysis competition, a contest that aimed at motivating the analysis of their recent tweakable block cipher SKINNY. In contrary to the previous editions, the focus was made on practical attacks: contestants were asked to recover a 128-bit secret key from a given set of 2 20 plaintext blocks. The suggested SKINNY instances are 4-to 20-round reduced variants of SKINNY-64-128 and SKINNY-128-128. In this paper, we explain how to solve the
more » ... hallenges for 10-round SKINNY-128-128 and for 12-round SKINNY-64-128 in time equivalent to roughly 2 52 simple operations. Both techniques benefit from the highly biased sets of messages that are provided and that actually correspond to the encryption of various books in ECB mode.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-38471-5_6 fatcat:v7oevhhgyzbxva7kywcpzaxgju