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PEA: polymorphic encryption algorithm based on quantum computation

PEA: polymorphic encryption algorithm based on quantum computation

Komninos, Nikos and Mantas, Georgios ORCID: 0000-0002-8074-0417 (2011) PEA: polymorphic encryption algorithm based on quantum computation. International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications, 3 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1755-9340 (Print), 1755-9359 (Online) (doi:

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: encryption algorithm, polymorphism, quantum computations, CNOT and SWAP quantum gates
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENN)
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 13:40
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