Combinatorial Cryptography and Latin Squares

Behrouz Zolfaghari*, Khodakhast Bibak

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we first overview the applications of combinatorics in cryptography. Then, we take look at some historical applications of non-combinatorial squares and cubes in cryptography. After these preliminary discussions, we study the applications of combinatorial squares and cubes in cryptography with a focus on Latin/magic squares and cubes. Among these constructs, Latin squares will be used to represent perfectly secure encryption-decryption algorithms in the last chapter of this part.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSignals and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSignals and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1860-4862
ISSN (Electronic)1860-4870


  • Combinatorial cryptography
  • Latin cube
  • Latin square
  • Magic cube
  • Magic square
  • Rubik’s cube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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