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Re: Streams, Voice, and Sensitive Dependence

"Lee Davis"<[email protected]> skribis:
> In any case, there has been a lot of recent work in dynamic systems (Chaos),
> especially in the fast computations of Julia Sets.  Has anyone seen a paper on
> exploiting the sensitive dependance in these systems for pseudorandom number
> generation?

A number of attempts have been made to apply chaos to cryptosystems.  The two
that I've broken suffered from the same fault: although it's difficult to find
the precise starting point (key) due to sensitive dependence, chaotic systems
are by definition non-random, and have preferred orbits.  If the cryptanalyst
finds an orbit that's close to the one used by the actual key, the stream is
mostly the same; this is good enough to hone the attack for the next pass.

I'm not saying chaos has no applications in cryptography; only that the
applications are not obvious.
	Jim Gillogly
	Trewesday, 14 Foreyule S.R. 1998, 19:37, 6 Manik 20 Ceh, Sixth Lord of Night