Symmetric ciphers encrypt plaintext into ciphertext using a secret key. Confusion and diffusion are two cryptographic properties of a cipher to make cryptanalysis difficult. Which of the following statements is not true?
A. Diffusion makes cryptographic attacks more difficult
B. Diffusion obscures the relationship between plaintext and ciphertext
C. Transposition algorithms and P-Box support diffusion
D. Diffusion applies to stream cipher only
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My suggested answer is D. Diffusion applies to stream cipher only.
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