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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.
Bonsai Trees, or How to Delegate a Lattice Basis
, 2010
"... We introduce a new latticebased cryptographic structure called a bonsai tree, and use it to resolve some important open problems in the area. Applications of bonsai trees include: • An efficient, stateless ‘hashandsign ’ signature scheme in the standard model (i.e., no random oracles), and • The ..."
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We introduce a new latticebased cryptographic structure called a bonsai tree, and use it to resolve some important open problems in the area. Applications of bonsai trees include: • An efficient, stateless ‘hashandsign ’ signature scheme in the standard model (i.e., no random oracles), and • The first hierarchical identitybased encryption (HIBE) scheme (also in the standard model) that does not rely on bilinear pairings. Interestingly, the abstract properties of bonsai trees seem to have no known realization in conventional numbertheoretic cryptography. 1
On ideal lattices and learning with errors over rings
 In Proc. of EUROCRYPT, volume 6110 of LNCS
, 2010
"... The “learning with errors ” (LWE) problem is to distinguish random linear equations, which have been perturbed by a small amount of noise, from truly uniform ones. The problem has been shown to be as hard as worstcase lattice problems, and in recent years it has served as the foundation for a pleth ..."
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The “learning with errors ” (LWE) problem is to distinguish random linear equations, which have been perturbed by a small amount of noise, from truly uniform ones. The problem has been shown to be as hard as worstcase lattice problems, and in recent years it has served as the foundation for a plethora of cryptographic applications. Unfortunately, these applications are rather inefficient due to an inherent quadratic overhead in the use of LWE. A main open question was whether LWE and its applications could be made truly efficient by exploiting extra algebraic structure, as was done for latticebased hash functions (and related primitives). We resolve this question in the affirmative by introducing an algebraic variant of LWE called ringLWE, and proving that it too enjoys very strong hardness guarantees. Specifically, we show that the ringLWE distribution is pseudorandom, assuming that worstcase problems on ideal lattices are hard for polynomialtime quantum algorithms. Applications include the first truly practical latticebased publickey cryptosystem with an efficient security reduction; moreover, many of the other applications of LWE can be made much more efficient through the use of ringLWE. 1
Latticebased Cryptography
, 2008
"... In this chapter we describe some of the recent progress in latticebased cryptography. Latticebased cryptographic constructions hold a great promise for postquantum cryptography, as they enjoy very strong security proofs based on worstcase hardness, relatively efficient implementations, as well a ..."
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In this chapter we describe some of the recent progress in latticebased cryptography. Latticebased cryptographic constructions hold a great promise for postquantum cryptography, as they enjoy very strong security proofs based on worstcase hardness, relatively efficient implementations, as well as great simplicity. In addition, latticebased cryptography is believed to be secure against quantum computers. Our focus here
SWIFFT: A Modest Proposal for FFT Hashing
"... We propose SWIFFT, a collection of compression functions that are highly parallelizable and admit very efficient implementations on modern microprocessors. The main technique underlying our functions is a novel use of the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) to achieve “diffusion, ” together with a linear ..."
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We propose SWIFFT, a collection of compression functions that are highly parallelizable and admit very efficient implementations on modern microprocessors. The main technique underlying our functions is a novel use of the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) to achieve “diffusion, ” together with a linear combination to achieve compression and “confusion. ” We provide a detailed security analysis of concrete instantiations, and give a highperformance software implementation that exploits the inherent parallelism of the FFT algorithm. The throughput of our implementation is competitive with that of SHA256, with additional parallelism yet to be exploited. Our functions are set apart from prior proposals (having comparable efficiency) by a supporting asymptotic security proof: it can be formally proved that finding a collision in a randomlychosen function from the family (with noticeable probability) is at least as hard as finding short vectors in cyclic/ideal lattices in the worst case.
Limits on the hardness of lattice problems in ℓp norms
 In IEEE Conference on Computational Complexity
, 2007
"... In recent years, several papers have established limits on the computational difficulty of lattice problems, focusing primarily on the ℓ2 (Euclidean) norm. We demonstrate close analogues of these results in ℓp norms, for every 2 < p ≤ ∞. In particular, for lattices of dimension n: • Approximating th ..."
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In recent years, several papers have established limits on the computational difficulty of lattice problems, focusing primarily on the ℓ2 (Euclidean) norm. We demonstrate close analogues of these results in ℓp norms, for every 2 < p ≤ ∞. In particular, for lattices of dimension n: • Approximating the closest vector problem, the shortest vector problem, and other related problems to within O ( √ n) factors (or O ( √ n log n) factors, for p = ∞) is in coNP. • Approximating the closest vector and bounded distance decoding problems with preprocessing to within O ( √ n) factors can be accomplished in deterministic polynomial time. • Approximating several problems (such as the shortest independent vectors problem) to within Õ(n) factors in the worst case reduces to solving the averagecase problems defined in prior works (Ajtai, STOC 1996; Micciancio and Regev, SIAM J. on Computing 2007; Regev, STOC 2005). Our results improve prior approximation factors for ℓp norms by up to √ n factors. Taken all together, they complement recent reductions from the ℓ2 norm to ℓp norms (Regev and Rosen, STOC 2006), and provide some evidence that lattice problems in ℓp norms (for p> 2) may not be substantially harder than they are in the ℓ2 norm. One of our main technical contributions is a very general analysis of Gaussian distributions over lattices, which may be of independent interest. Our proofs employ analytical techniques of Banaszczyk that, to our knowledge, have yet to be exploited in computer science. 1
Asymptotically efficient latticebased digital signatures
 IN FIFTH THEORY OF CRYPTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE (TCC
, 2008
"... We give a direct construction of digital signatures based on the complexity of approximating the shortest vector in ideal (e.g., cyclic) lattices. The construction is provably secure based on the worstcase hardness of approximating the shortest vector in such lattices within a polynomial factor, an ..."
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We give a direct construction of digital signatures based on the complexity of approximating the shortest vector in ideal (e.g., cyclic) lattices. The construction is provably secure based on the worstcase hardness of approximating the shortest vector in such lattices within a polynomial factor, and it is also asymptotically efficient: the time complexity of the signing and verification algorithms, as well as key and signature size is almost linear (up to polylogarithmic factors) in the dimension n of the underlying lattice. Since no subexponential (in n) time algorithm is known to solve lattice problems in the worst case, even when restricted to cyclic lattices, our construction gives a digital signature scheme with an essentially optimal performance/security tradeoff.
Bonsai trees (or, arboriculture in latticebased cryptography)
, 2009
"... We introduce bonsai trees, a latticebased cryptographic primitive that we apply to resolve some important open problems in the area. Applications of bonsai trees include: • An efficient, stateless ‘hashandsign’ signature scheme in the standard model (i.e., no random oracles), and • The first hier ..."
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We introduce bonsai trees, a latticebased cryptographic primitive that we apply to resolve some important open problems in the area. Applications of bonsai trees include: • An efficient, stateless ‘hashandsign’ signature scheme in the standard model (i.e., no random oracles), and • The first hierarchical identitybased encryption (HIBE) scheme (also in the standard model) that does not rely on bilinear pairings. Interestingly, the abstract properties of bonsai trees seem to have no known realization in conventional numbertheoretic cryptography.
FiatShamir with aborts: Applications to lattice and factoringbased signatures
, 2009
"... Abstract. We demonstrate how the framework that is used for creating efficient numbertheoretic ID and signature schemes can be transferred into the setting of lattices. This results in constructions of the most efficient todate identification and signature schemes with security based on the worst ..."
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Abstract. We demonstrate how the framework that is used for creating efficient numbertheoretic ID and signature schemes can be transferred into the setting of lattices. This results in constructions of the most efficient todate identification and signature schemes with security based on the worstcase hardness of problems in ideal lattices. In particular, our ID scheme has communication complexity of around 65, 000 bits and the length of the signatures produced by our signature scheme is about 50, 000 bits. All prior latticebased identification schemes required on the order of millions of bits to be transferred, while all previous latticebased signature schemes were either stateful, too inefficient, or produced signatures whose lengths were also on the order of millions of bits. The security of our identification scheme is based on the hardness of finding the approximate shortest vector to within a factor of Õ(n2) in the standard model, while the security of the signature scheme is based on the same assumption in the random oracle model. Our protocols are very efficient, with all operations requiring Õ(n) time. We also show that the technique for constructing our latticebased schemes can be used to improve certain numbertheoretic schemes. In particular, we are able to shorten the length of the signatures that are produced by Girault’s factoringbased digital signature scheme ([10, 11, 31]). 1
Short bases of lattices over number fields
 In Proc. of ANTSIX, volume 6197 of LNCS
, 2010
"... Abstract. Lattices over number elds arise from a variety of sources in algorithmic algebra and more recently cryptography. Similar to the classical case of Zlattices, the choice of a nice, short (pseudo)basis is important in many applications. In this article, we provide the rst algorithm that com ..."
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Abstract. Lattices over number elds arise from a variety of sources in algorithmic algebra and more recently cryptography. Similar to the classical case of Zlattices, the choice of a nice, short (pseudo)basis is important in many applications. In this article, we provide the rst algorithm that computes such a short (pseudo)basis. We utilize the LLL algorithm for Zlattices together with the BosmaPohstCohen Hermite Normal Form and some size reduction technique to nd a pseudobasis where each basis vector belongs to the lattice and the product of the norms of the basis vectors is bounded by the lattice determinant, up to a multiplicative factor that is a eld invariant. As it runs in polynomial time, this provides an e ective variant of Minkowski's second theorem for lattices over number elds. 1