Randomness Testing of the Advanced Encryption Standard Finalist Candidates
BOOZ-ALLEN AND HAMILTON INC MCLEAN VA
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Mars, RC6, Rijndael, Serpent and Twofish were selected as finalists for the Advanced Encryption Standard AES. To evaluate the finalists suitability as random number generators, empirical statistical testing is commonly employed. Although it is widely believed that these five algorithms are indeed random, randomness testing was conducted to show that there is empirical evidence supporting this belief. In this paper, NIST reports on the studies that were conducted on the finalists for the 192-bit key size and 256-bit key size. The results to date suggest that all five of the finalists appear to be random.
- Statistics and Probability