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Mate Soos

SAT solvers in the context of Cryptography

The use of SAT solvers is enjoying a boom in the area of cryptanalysis. In this presentation we explore the reasons for the efficiency of SAT solvers in this field. The presentation will describe how SAT solvers' variable branching heuristics, conflict analysis routines and lazy data structures work in unison to create a complex algorithm that can tackle difficult problems with relative ease. During the presentation, we give examples to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each component of the final algorithm.