Issue No.03 - May/June (2010 vol.8)
Luther Martin , Voltage Security
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2010.111
The XTS mode of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) works within the constraints of hard disks while keeping the security that the AES algorithm provides. It's based on Phil Rogaway's XEX (Xor-Encrypt-Xor) construction and uses ciphertext stealing to handle sectors not containing a number of bytes equal to an integer multiple of the AES block size.
XTS, XEX, AES, Advanced Encryption Standard, cryptography, ciphertext, ciphertext stealing, hard disks, block ciphers, encryption, IEEE 1619-2007, security and privacy
Luther Martin, "XTS: A Mode of AES for Encrypting Hard Disks", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.8, no. 3, pp. 68-69, May/June 2010, doi:10.1109/MSP.2010.111