Abstract

The most important and cryptographically significant goal of a stream cipher is to produce a pseudorandom sequence of bits or words using a fixed length secret key, often paired with a fixed length public initialization vector. Over the last three decades of research and development in stream ciphers, a number of designs have been proposed and analyzed by the cryptology community. We briefly discuss a few major stream ciphers, relevant in terms of practical application and cutting-edge design.

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