International Journal of applied mathematics and computer science

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Number 4 - December 1999
Volume 9 - 1999

A quasigroup-based public-key cryptosystem

Czesław Kościelny, Gary L. Mullen

A public-key cryptosystem, using generalized quasigroup-based streamciphers is presented. It is shown that such a cryptosystem allows one to transmit securely both a cryptogram and a secret portion of the enciphering key using the same insecure channel. The system is illustrated by means of a simple, but non-trivial, example.

quasigroups, latin squares, cryptography, streamciphers