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Fully homomorphic encryption using ideal lattices
 In Proc. STOC
, 2009
"... We propose a fully homomorphic encryption scheme – i.e., a scheme that allows one to evaluate circuits over encrypted data without being able to decrypt. Our solution comes in three steps. First, we provide a general result – that, to construct an encryption scheme that permits evaluation of arbitra ..."
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We propose a fully homomorphic encryption scheme – i.e., a scheme that allows one to evaluate circuits over encrypted data without being able to decrypt. Our solution comes in three steps. First, we provide a general result – that, to construct an encryption scheme that permits evaluation of arbitrary circuits, it suffices to construct an encryption scheme that can evaluate (slightly augmented versions of) its own decryption circuit; we call a scheme that can evaluate its (augmented) decryption circuit bootstrappable. Next, we describe a public key encryption scheme using ideal lattices that is almost bootstrappable. Latticebased cryptosystems typically have decryption algorithms with low circuit complexity, often dominated by an inner product computation that is in NC1. Also, ideal lattices provide both additive and multiplicative homomorphisms (modulo a publickey ideal in a polynomial ring that is represented as a lattice), as needed to evaluate general circuits. Unfortunately, our initial scheme is not quite bootstrappable – i.e., the depth that the scheme can correctly evaluate can be logarithmic in the lattice dimension, just like the depth of the decryption circuit, but the latter is greater than the former. In the final step, we show how to modify the scheme to reduce the depth of the decryption circuit, and thereby obtain a bootstrappable encryption scheme, without reducing the depth that the scheme can evaluate. Abstractly, we accomplish this by enabling the encrypter to start the decryption process, leaving less work for the decrypter, much like the server leaves less work for the decrypter in a serveraided cryptosystem.
An improved lowdensity subset sum algorithm
 in Advances in Cryptology: Proceedings of Eurocrypt '91
"... Abstract. The general subset sum problem is NPcomplete. However, there are two algorithms, one due to Brickell and the other to Lagarias and Odlyzko, which in polynomial time solve almost all subset sum problems of sufficiently low density. Both methods rely on basis reduction algorithms to find sh ..."
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Abstract. The general subset sum problem is NPcomplete. However, there are two algorithms, one due to Brickell and the other to Lagarias and Odlyzko, which in polynomial time solve almost all subset sum problems of sufficiently low density. Both methods rely on basis reduction algorithms to find short nonzero vectors in special lattices. The LagariasOdlyzko algorithm would solve almost all subset sum problems of density < 0.6463... in polynomial time if it could invoke a polynomialtime algorithm for finding the shortest nonzero vector in a lattice. This paper presents two modifications of that algorithm, either one of which would solve almost all problems of density < 0.9408... if it could find shortest nonzero vectors in lattices. These modifications also yield dramatic improvements in practice when they are combined with known lattice basis reduction algorithms. Key words, subset sum problems; knapsack cryptosystems; lattices; lattice basis reduction. Subject classifications. 11Y16. 1.
Efficient Cryptographic Schemes Provably as Secure as Subset Sum
"... We show very efficient constructions for a pseudorandom generator and for a universal oneway hash function based on the intractability of the subset sum problem for certain dimensions. (Pseudorandom generators can be used for private key encryption and universal oneway hash functions for signatu ..."
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We show very efficient constructions for a pseudorandom generator and for a universal oneway hash function based on the intractability of the subset sum problem for certain dimensions. (Pseudorandom generators can be used for private key encryption and universal oneway hash functions for signature schemes). The increase in efficiency in our construction is due to the fact that many bits can be generated/hashed with one application of the assumed oneway function. All our construction can be implemented in NC using an optimal number of processors.
The two faces of lattices in cryptology
 In Proceedings of CaLC ’01, volume 2146 of LNCS
, 2001
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A Deterministic Single Exponential Time Algorithm for Most Lattice Problems based on Voronoi Cell Computations (Extended Abstract)
, 2009
"... We give deterministic 2O(n)time algorithms to solve all the most important computational problems on point lattices in NP, including the Shortest Vector Problem (SVP), Closest Vector Problem (CVP), and Shortest Independent Vectors Problem (SIVP). This improves the nO(n) running time of the best pre ..."
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We give deterministic 2O(n)time algorithms to solve all the most important computational problems on point lattices in NP, including the Shortest Vector Problem (SVP), Closest Vector Problem (CVP), and Shortest Independent Vectors Problem (SIVP). This improves the nO(n) running time of the best previously known algorithms for CVP (Kannan, Math. Operation Research 12(3):415440, 1987) and SIVP (Micciancio, Proc. of SODA, 2008), and gives a deterministic alternative to the 2 O(n)time (and space) randomized algorithm for SVP of (Ajtai, Kumar and Sivakumar, STOC 2001). The core of our algorithm is a new method to solve the closest vector problem with preprocessing (CVPP) that uses the Voronoi cell of the lattice (described as intersection of halfspaces) as the result of the preprocessing function. In the process, we also give algorithms for several other lattice problems, including computing the kissing number of a lattice, and computing the set of all Voronoi relevant vectors. All our algorithms are deterministic, and have 2 O(n) time and space complexity 1 1
Cryptanalysis of the GoldreichGoldwasserHalevi Cryptosystem from Crypto '97
, 1999
"... Recent results of Ajtai on the hardness of lattice problems have inspired several cryptographic protocols. At Crypto '97, Goldreich, Goldwasser and Halevi proposed a publickey cryptosystem based on the closest vector problem in a lattice, which is known to be NPhard. We show that there i ..."
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Recent results of Ajtai on the hardness of lattice problems have inspired several cryptographic protocols. At Crypto '97, Goldreich, Goldwasser and Halevi proposed a publickey cryptosystem based on the closest vector problem in a lattice, which is known to be NPhard. We show that there is a major flaw in the design of the scheme which has two implications: any ciphertext leaks information on the plaintext, and the problem of decrypting ciphertexts can be reduced to a special closest vector problem which is much easier than the general problem. As an application, we solved four out of the five numerical challenges proposed on the Internet by the authors of the cryptosystem. At least two of those four challenges were conjectured to be intractable. We discuss ways to prevent the flaw, but conclude that, even modified, the scheme cannot provide sufficient security without being impractical.
FloatingPoint LLL Revisited
, 2005
"... The LenstraLenstraLovász lattice basis reduction algorithm (LLL or L³) is a very popular tool in publickey cryptanalysis and in many other fields. Given an integer ddimensional lattice basis with vectors of norm less than B in an ndimensional space, L³ outputs a socalled L³reduced basis in po ..."
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The LenstraLenstraLovász lattice basis reduction algorithm (LLL or L³) is a very popular tool in publickey cryptanalysis and in many other fields. Given an integer ddimensional lattice basis with vectors of norm less than B in an ndimensional space, L³ outputs a socalled L³reduced basis in polynomial time O(d 5 n log³ B), using arithmetic operations on integers of bitlength O(d log B). This worstcase complexity is problematic for lattices arising in cryptanalysis where d or/and log B are often large. As a result, the original L³ is almost never used in practice. Instead, one applies floatingpoint variants of L³, where the longinteger arithmetic required by GramSchmidt orthogonalisation (central in L³) is replaced by floatingpoint arithmetic. Unfortunately, this is known to be unstable in the worstcase: the usual floatingpoint L³ is not even guaranteed to terminate, and the output basis may not be L³reduced at all. In this article, we introduce the L² algorithm, a new and natural floatingpoint variant of L³ which provably outputs L 3reduced bases in polynomial time O(d 4 n(d + log B) log B). This is the first L³ algorithm whose running time (without fast integer arithmetic) provably grows only quadratically with respect to log B, like the wellknown Euclidean and Gaussian algorithms, which it generalizes.
Lattice Reduction in Cryptology: An Update
 Lect. Notes in Comp. Sci
, 2000
"... Lattices are regular arrangements of points in space, whose study appeared in the 19th century in both number theory and crystallography. ..."
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Lattices are regular arrangements of points in space, whose study appeared in the 19th century in both number theory and crystallography.
LLL on the Average
, 2006
"... Despite their popularity, lattice reduction algorithms remain mysterious in many ways. It has been widely reported that they behave much more nicely than what was expected from the worstcase proved bounds, both in terms of the running time and the output quality. In this article, we investigate t ..."
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Despite their popularity, lattice reduction algorithms remain mysterious in many ways. It has been widely reported that they behave much more nicely than what was expected from the worstcase proved bounds, both in terms of the running time and the output quality. In this article, we investigate this puzzling statement by trying to model the average case of lattice reduction algorithms, starting with the celebrated LenstraLenstraLovász algorithm (L³). We discuss what is meant by lattice reduction on the average, and we present extensive experiments on the average case behavior of L³, in order to give a clearer picture of the differences/similarities between the average and worst cases. Our work is intended to clarify the practical behavior of L³ and to raise theoretical questions on its average behavior.