Linear cryptanalysis facts for kids
In cryptography, linear cryptanalysis is a general form of cryptanalysis based on finding affine approximations to the action of a cipher. Attacks have been developed for block ciphers and stream ciphers. Linear cryptanalysis is one of the two most widely used attacks on block ciphers; the other being differential cryptanalysis.
A variety of refinements to the attack have been suggested, including using multiple linear approximations or including non-linear expressions.
Evidence of security against linear cryptanalysis is usually expected of new cipher designs.
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