## The twofish encryption algorithm: a 128-bit block cipherThe first and only guide to one of today's most important new cryptography algorithms The Twofish Encryption Algorithm A symmetric block cipher that accepts keys of any length, up to 256 bits, Twofish is among the new encryption algorithms being considered by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) as a replacement for the DES algorithm. Highly secure and flexible, Twofish works extremely well with large microprocessors, 8-bit smart card microprocessors, and dedicated hardware. Now from the team who developed Twofish, this book provides you with your first detailed look at: * All aspects of Twofish's design and anatomy * Twofish performance and testing results * Step-by-step instructions on how to use it in your systems * Complete source code, in C, for implementing Twofish On the companion Web site you'll find: * A direct link to Counterpane Systems for updates on Twofish * A link to the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) for ongoing information about the competing technologies being considered for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for the next millennium For updates on Twofish and the AES process, visit these sites: * www.wiley.com/compbooks/schneier * www.counterpane.com * www.nist.gov/aes Wiley Computer Publishing Timely.Practical.Reliable Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/ Visit the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/schneier |

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A fully optimized implementation of Twofish encrypts on a Pentium Pro at 16.1

A fully optimized implementation of Twofish encrypts on a Pentium Pro at 16.1

**clock cycles**per byte, and an 8-bit smart card implementation encrypts at 1660**clock cycles**per byte. Twofish can be implemented in hardware in 8000 gates.Page 19

All remaining numbers in the row are in

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All remaining numbers in the row are in

**clock cycles**. For each key size we showthe number of

**clock cycles**required for the key setup, and the number of**clock****cycles**required to encrypt a single block. The times for encryption and decryption...

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cycles per byte encrypted. When ciphers are analyzed according to this ...

Twofish 's round function encrypts at about 20

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cycles per byte encrypted. When ciphers are analyzed according to this ...

Twofish 's round function encrypts at about 20

**clock cycles**; 16 rounds translatesto about 320

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16 rounds 32-bit words active S-boxes addition Advances in Cryptology analysis batch bits of key block cipher Blowfish byte sequences chosen plaintexts ciphertext clock cycles compute Counterpane Systems CPUs cryptographic define difference sequence differential attack differential characteristic Differential Cryptanalysis differential patterns differential probabilities DPmax DWORD encryption and decryption endif F function family key Fast Software Encryption Feistel network fixed S-boxes four S-boxes guess Hamming weight hardware hash function implementations input difference International Workshop Proceedings key bytes key length key material key schedule key setup key sizes key-dependent S-boxes linear cryptanalysis LPmax MDS matrix MDS matrix multiply number of rounds output difference p#efine pair of keys Pentium performance permutations possible PPro/II precomputed properties qo and q random related-key attack right pair round function round subkeys smart card speed Springer-Verlag structure Table Twofish Twofish variant weak keys whitening XOR difference XORed zero