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The purpose of the mixing function is to "scramble" or mix the internal state of a hash (or cipher) function. The input to the function is the current internal state and the output of the function becomes the new internal state.

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What happens if the column mixing in AES is replaced by simple XOR and subtraction? [closed]

This is The column mixing function in the AES algorithm implemented. ...
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Is blinded mixing possible?

Alice creates ordered set of $N$ public messages $(m_1,...,m_N)$ and sequentially sends them to Bob. Bob evaluates $N$ functions $E_i(m_1,...,m_N)$ (possibly using a secret random value $r$ and/or his ...
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How unique and secure are verification codes created from different hashes?

In order to construct a short, yet cryptographically strong verification code, I'm thinking about using the output of several hashes computed over the same data (device uuids + raw certificate data). ...
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How can bit slicing be constant time, when Mix Columns is in the cipher

I'm reading about bit-slicing techniques, and one thing about it caught my mind. The strength with bit sliced implementations are (apart from that they are fast) that they are running in constant ...
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RC4 via nonlinear mixer -- sound?

We implemented a rc4 (ARC4) variant for creating a cryptographic stream - question is: Is this sound? (I'll give an example for 32 bit variant, though 64 bit/larger is possible) Algorithm is as ...
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Construct block cipher from a smaller one with mixing function

I read about the AEZ encryption scheme as presented at the CAESAR competition. To me it seems like a construction of an arbitrary length block cipher from a smaller one. The key component is the ...
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AES column mixing and S-Box confusion

I am trying to understand the AES encryption algorithm. I know that we process 128 bits at a time for a 128 bit key in a 4x4 octet form, but am confused by the following: How does the substitution ...
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Need 32-bit mixing function that has perfect avalanche between octets

for my hobby tinkering project, I need a mixing function that takes 32-bit input and has 32-bit output (and will, most likely, run in a 32-bit C environment) and the following property (independent of ...
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