OBAKE Cryptanalysis:



This type of attack targets HASH functions and works on the probability of collisions in the "hash" algorithms used to create "unique digital signatures" through "The Birthday Paradox" - a well-known case in the Probability Theory.

This technique seeks to find collisions in HASH functions that allow the decryption of previously computed information without necessarily testing all possible mathematical possibilities.

Although OBAKE-512 utilizes HASH functions, the algorithm is resistant to this kind of approach because we have created several difficulties for this and other similar attacks, as listed below:

  • OBAKE-512 works with a powerful compliance 512-bit HASH function - a considerable space for this kind of attack (2512 possibilities) with a probable collision in 1.4 x 1077 possibilities.

  • OBAKE-512 does not rely exclusively on HASHes to build its keys. HASH is only a part of the algorithms used to build our symmetric keys.

These algorithms exponentializes the security of all of our HASHes, adding a considerable "space" to the result and raising the OBAKE-512 security much higher than necessary to resist this attack.

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