Using Content-Addressable Search Engines To Encrypt and Break DES
Wayner, Peter C.
A very simple parallel architecture using a modified version of content-addressable memory can be used to cheaply and efficiently encipher and decipher data with DES-like systems. The paper will describe how to implement DES on these modified content-addressable memories at speeds approaching some of the best specialized hardware. The chips can also be used to build a large scale engine for exhaustively searching the entire keyspace of DES.
computer science; technical report
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