RC4 is a stream cipher designed in RSA laboratories by Ron Rivest in 1987. This cipher is widely used in commercial applications including Oracle SQL, Microsoft Windows and the SSL. The algorithm is kept as a trade secret until these days. The external analysis of RC4 was invoked by the leakage of its source code in 1994 to cypherpunks mailing list. The key stream generated by RC4 is a stream of pseudo-random bytes.

Conferences Papers

Web pages

·ISAAC and RC4, Robert J. Jenkins

·Paul Crowley's RC4 page