Related-key amplified boomerang attacks on KT-64 and MD-64 suitable for wireless sensor networks

Jinkeon Kang, Kitae Jeong, Seokhie Hong, Changhoon Lee

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KT-64 and MD-64 are hardware-optimized 64-bit block ciphers which are based on data-dependent operations. They provide high performance in FPGA implementation, which are suitable for lowresource devices such as RFID tags and wireless sensor network. In this paper, we propose cryptanalytic results on KT-64 and MD-64. Based on a related-key amplified boomerang attack, our attacks can recover the secret key of KT-64 and MD-64, respectively. These works are the first cryptanalytic results on KT-64 and MD-64.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1765-1770
Number of pages6
JournalSensor Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 1



  • Block cipher
  • Cryptanalysis
  • KT-64
  • MD-64
  • Related-Key amplified boomerang attack

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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