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# Questions tagged [symmetric]

Symmetric cryptosystems assume two communicating entities share a pre-established secret key.

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### Is there any notion of key-recovery attacks security (perhaphs using games) that is equivalent to IND-CPA?

I am talking about Symmetric Cryptography only in the following. We know that Semantic Security (in the presence of eavesdropper) implies security against message recovery (in the presence of ...
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### Why can a symmetric encryption algorithm be considered a pseudo-random number generation algorithm?

I have a question from my teacher: "Why can a symmetric encryption algorithm be considered a pseudo-random number generation algorithm? Can anyone explain it to me? And sorry if my english is not ...
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### Is AES-CTR mode with predictable IV vulnerable to CPA attacks?

I'm just confused about this topic problem. I know that the CBC mode will be vulnerable to CPA attacks if the IV is predictable, but what about the CTR mode?
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### Asymmetric encryption of the AES key made available along with the ciphertext

I know there are much more sophisticated encryption schemes than this one that achieve the same goal but I would like to understand any weaknesses in this basic, and probably typical, process: ...
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### Shannon's Perfect Security for Asymmetric Encryption

I have the following definition of Shannon's Perfect Security. Assuming messages and keys are drawn randomly from some distribution then: The probability of guessing plaintext m is not enhanced by ...
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### Proving equivalency of two security definitions of symmetric encryption schemes

how to prove definition 3.8 and 3.9 are equivalence ? picture is from book an introduction to modern cryptography (2nd edition) by j. katz and y. lindell pdf and https://repo.zenk-security.com/...
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### Can I predict CryptGenRandom on my own device?

I have a Windows 10 laptop with an algorithm that creates a random number using the PRNG CryptGenRandom. According to Wikipedia: Because CryptGenRandom is the de facto standard CSPRNG in Win32 ...
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### Are there any quantum-resistant symmetric encryption schemes?

It seems that quite a few currently available encryption schemes will possibly be broken by quantum computing. Are there any symmetric encryption schemes that will remain unbroken (either because of ...