An efficient quasigroup block cipher

Matthew Battey, Abhishek Parakh

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Low powered devices, such as smart phones, tablets and sensors, present a particular challenge for advanced encryption systems. In this paper, we present a new quasigroup block encryption system that has low memory and computational requirements and hence suitable for low powered devices. We compare its performance against Advanced Encryption Standard-256 (AES-256) bit algorithm using the NIST statistical test suite (NIST-STS). Since it is well known that a good encryption algorithm must destroy any statistical properties of the input sequence and produce output close to a true random sequence, the NIST-STS suite results provide us a good test bench. In almost all tests from the suite, the proposed algorithm performs better than AES-256.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-76
Number of pages14
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • AES-256
  • Block cipher
  • Cryptosystem
  • Quasigroup

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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