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|Author(s):||Dustin Moody; Souradyuti Paul; Daniel C. Smith-Tone;|
|Title:||Improved Indifferentiability Security Bound for the JH Mode|
|Published:||March 22, 2012|
|Abstract:||The JH hash function is one of the five fi nalists of the ongoing NIST SHA3 hash function competition. Despite several earlier attempts, and years of analysis, the indi fferentiability security bound of the JH mode has so far remained remarkably low, only up to n/3 bits . Using a recent technique introduced by Moody, Paul and Smith-Tone in , we are now able to improve the bound of JH to n/2 bits. This means that the JH hash function should be able to resist generic attacks with work-factor less than O(2^n/2). Our rigorous experiments have given ample evidence that the bound could be further improved, possibly up to 2n/3 bits, or more. Theoretical analysis of this experimental result is left as an open problem.|
|Conference:||The Third SHA-3 Candidate Conference|
|Location:||Washington D.C., DC|
|Dates:||March 22-23, 2012|
|Keywords:||Hash functions, indifferentiability, SHA-3|
|Research Areas:||Math, Computer Security, Cybersecurity|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (1MB)|