—Digital chaotic ciphers have been investigated for more than a decade. However, their overall performance in terms of the tradeoff between security and speed, as well as the connection between chaos and cryptography, has not been sufficiently addressed. We propose a chaotic Feistel cipher and a chaotic uniform cipher. Our plan is to examine crypto… (More)
—Iterative decoding algorithms may be viewed as high-dimensional nonlinear dynamical systems, depending on a large number of parameters. In this work, we introduce a simplified description of several iterative decoding algorithms in terms of the a posteriori average entropy, and study them as a function of a single parameter that closely approximates the… (More)
Chebyshev polynomials have been recently proposed for designing public-key systems. Indeed , they enjoy some nice chaotic properties, which seem to be suitable for use in Cryptography. Moreover, they satisfy a semi-group property, which makes possible implementing a trapdoor mechanism. In this paper we study a public key cryptosystem based on such… (More)
We propose a new infinite family of cryptographic hash functions, Edon–R, based on a recently defined candidate one-way function. Edon–R is a class of hash functions with variable output lengths. It is de fined using quasigroups and quasigroup string trans formations.
The need of true random number generators for many purposes (ranging from applications in cryptography and stochastic simulation , to search heuristics and game playing) is increasing every day. Many sources of randomness possess the property of stationarity. However , while a biased die may be a good source of entropy, many applications require input in… (More)
Communities are not static; they evolve, split and merge, appear and disappear, i.e., they are the product of dynamical processes that govern the evolution of a network. A good algorithm for community detection should not only quantify the topology of the network but incorporate the dynamical processes that take place on the network. We present an algorithm… (More)
The compartmental models used to study epidemic spreading often assume the same susceptibility for all individuals, and are therefore, agnostic about the effects that differences in susceptibility can have on epidemic spreading. Here we show that-for the SIS model-differential susceptibility can make networks more vulnerable to the spread of diseases when… (More)
—We propose a definition of the discrete Lyapunov exponent for an arbitrary permutation of a finite lattice. For discrete-time dynamical systems, it measures the local (between neighboring points) average spreading of the system. We justify our definition by proving that, for large classes of chaotic maps, the corresponding discrete Lyapunov exponent… (More)