Definition Edit

A keystream is a stream of random or pseudorandom characters that are combined with a plaintext message to produce an encrypted message (the ciphertext). The "characters" in the keystream can be bits, bytes, numbers or actual characters like A-Z depending on the usage case.

A keystream is a

pseudorandom sequence of symbols, intended to be secret, used by the encryption and decryption algorithms of a stream cipher.[1]

References Edit

  1. ISO/IEC CD 18033-1-1:2015 (2.28).

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