WG-8: A Lightweight Stream Cipher for Resource-Constrained Smart Devices

Fan, Xinxin and Mandal, Kalikinkar and Gong, Guang (2015) WG-8: A Lightweight Stream Cipher for Resource-Constrained Smart Devices. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety, 2 (3). e4. ISSN 2032-9393

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Lightweight cryptographic primitives are essential for securing pervasive embedded devices like RFID tags, smart cards, and wireless sensor nodes. In this paper, we present a lightweight stream cipher WG-8, which is tailored from the well-known Welch-Gong (WG) stream cipher family, for resource-constrained devices. WG-8 inherits the good randomness and cryptographic properties of the WG stream cipher family and is resistant to the most common attacks against stream ciphers. The software implementations of the WG-8 stream cipher on two popular low-power microcontrollers as well as the extensive comparison with other lightweight cryptography implementations highlight that in the context of securing lightweight embedded applications WG-8 has favorable performance and low energy consumption.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lightweight stream cipher, resource-constrained smart device, cryptanalysis, efficient implementation.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2021 13:50
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2021 13:50
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/2027

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