This is the home page for eSTREAM, the ECRYPT Stream Cipher Project. This multi-year effort running from 2004 to 2008 has identified a portfolio of promising new stream ciphers. All information on the stream cipher project can be found on this site, including a timetable of the project and further technical background on the project.
We would like to thank everyone that contributed to eSTREAM in any way. For the future, we expect that research on the eSTREAM submissions in general, and the portfolio ciphers in particular, will continue. We therefore welcome any ongoing contributions to any of the eSTREAM submissions. It is also possible that changes to the eSTREAM portfolio might be needed in the future. If so, any future revisions will be made available via these pages.
A list of all announcements can be found here. The most recent ones are listed below:
The current eSTREAM PortfolioThe eSTREAM portfolio contains the following ciphers:
Profile 1 (SW) Profile 2 (HW) HC-128 Grain v1 Rabbit MICKEY v2 Salsa20/12 Trivium SOSEMANUK
A short report on the portfolio and the end of eSTREAM can be found here.
Phase 3 candidates:
eSTREAM Phase 2 ReportThe eSTREAM report for the end of Phase 2 is available here.
Hardware implementationsAll of the hardware profile Phase 3 candidates have been implemented and fabricated. More information on Tim Good's eSCARGOT project can be found here.
The eSTREAM bookThe specifications of all the Phase 3 candidates have been collected into one volume.
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