Title: PEA: Polymorphic Encryption Algorithm based on quantum computation
Authors: Nikos Komninos, Georgios Mantas
Addresses: Algorithms and Security Group, Athens Information Technology, GR-19002 Peania Attiki, Greece. ' Algorithms and Security Group, Athens Information Technology, GR-19002 Peania Attiki, Greece
Abstract: In this paper, a Polymorphic Encryption Algorithm (PEA), based on basic quantum computations, is proposed for the encryption of binary bits. PEA is a symmetric key encryption algorithm that applies different combinations of quantum gates to encrypt binary bits. PEA is also polymorphic since the states of the shared secret key control the different combinations of the ciphertext. It is shown that PEA achieves perfect secrecy and is resilient to eavesdropping and Trojan horse attacks. A security analysis of PEA is also described.
Keywords: polymorphic encryption algorithm; polymorphism; quantum computing; CNOT quantum gates; SWAP quantum gates; binary bits; secret key control; eavesdropping; Trojan horse attacks; security analysis; cryptography.
International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications, 2011 Vol.3 No.1, pp.1 - 18
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