Cryptography from the Physicist's Point of View

The results of treating of crypto algorithms such as DES (USA) and GOST 28147-89 (Russia) with the help of nonlinear dynamics methods are presented. Point maps which are generated by the blocks of substitutions (S-blocks) are investigated. The phenomenon of return is demonstrated. The ergodicity of these maps are treated. An estimation of quality of S-block could be made by maps of first return. The results of statistical treating of S-biocks are presented.

Lorenz Attractor in a System with Delay: an Example of Pseudogyperbolic Chaos

Background and Objectives: The work contributes to a research direction aimed at search for and construction of physically realizable systems, which could fill the mathematical theory of pseudo-hyperbolic dynamics with physical content. Chaotic attractors belonging to this class generate genuine chaos that does not degrade under small variations of parameters and functions in dynamical equations.