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Security Arguments for Digital Signatures and Blind Signatures
 JOURNAL OF CRYPTOLOGY
, 2000
"... Since the appearance of publickey cryptography in the seminal DiffieHellman paper, many new schemes have been proposed and many have been broken. Thus, the ..."
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Since the appearance of publickey cryptography in the seminal DiffieHellman paper, many new schemes have been proposed and many have been broken. Thus, the
Security Proofs for Signature Schemes
, 1996
"... In this paper, we address the question of providing security proofs for signature schemes in the socalled random oracle model [1]. In particular, we establish the generality of this technique against adaptively chosen message attacks. Our main application achieves such a security proof for a slight ..."
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In this paper, we address the question of providing security proofs for signature schemes in the socalled random oracle model [1]. In particular, we establish the generality of this technique against adaptively chosen message attacks. Our main application achieves such a security proof for a slight variant of the El Gamal signature scheme [3] where committed values are hashed together with the message. This is a rather surprising result since the original El Gamal is, as RSA [11], subject to existential forgery.
Numbertheoretic constructions of efficient pseudorandom functions
 In 38th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science
, 1997
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The Security of Cipher Block Chaining
, 1994
"... The Cipher Block Chaining  Message Authentication Code (CBC MAC) specifies that a message x = x 1 \Delta \Delta \Delta xm be authenticated among parties who share a secret key a by tagging x with a prefix of f (m) a (x) def = f a (f a (\Delta \Delta \Delta f a (f a (x 1 )\Phix 2 )\Phi \Delta ..."
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The Cipher Block Chaining  Message Authentication Code (CBC MAC) specifies that a message x = x 1 \Delta \Delta \Delta xm be authenticated among parties who share a secret key a by tagging x with a prefix of f (m) a (x) def = f a (f a (\Delta \Delta \Delta f a (f a (x 1 )\Phix 2 )\Phi \Delta \Delta \Delta \Phix m\Gamma1 )\Phix m ) ; where f is some underlying block cipher (eg. f = DES). This method is a pervasively used international and U.S. standard. We provide its first formal justification, showing the following general lemma: that cipher block chaining a pseudorandom function gives a pseudorandom function. Underlying our results is a technical lemma of independent interest, bounding the success probability of a computationally unbounded adversary in distinguishing between a random mlbit to lbit function and the CBC MAC of a random lbit to lbit function. Advanced Networking Laboratory, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, PO Box 704, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA. em...
Publicly Verifiable Secret Sharing
, 1996
"... . A secret sharing scheme allows to share a secret among several participants such that only certain groups of them can recover it. Verifiable secret sharing has been proposed to achieve security against cheating participants. Its first realization had the special property that everybody, not only t ..."
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. A secret sharing scheme allows to share a secret among several participants such that only certain groups of them can recover it. Verifiable secret sharing has been proposed to achieve security against cheating participants. Its first realization had the special property that everybody, not only the participants, can verify that the shares are correctly distributed. We will call such schemes publicly verifiable secret sharing schemes, we discuss new applications to escrow cryptosystems and to payment systems with revocable anonymity, and we present two new realizations based on ElGamal's cryptosystem. 1 Introduction A secret sharing scheme [20, 2] allows to split a secret into different pieces, called shares, which are given to the participants, such that only certain groups of them can recover the secret. The first secret sharing schemes have been threshold schemes, where only groups of more than a certain number of participants can recover the secret. Verifiable secret sharing (V...
Robustness Principles for Public Key Protocols
, 1995
"... : We present a number of attacks, some new, on public key protocols. We also advance a number of principles which may help designers avoid many of the pitfalls, and help attackers spot errors which can be exploited. 1 Introduction Cryptographic protocols are typically used to identify a user to a co ..."
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: We present a number of attacks, some new, on public key protocols. We also advance a number of principles which may help designers avoid many of the pitfalls, and help attackers spot errors which can be exploited. 1 Introduction Cryptographic protocols are typically used to identify a user to a computer system, to authenticate a transaction, or to set up a key. They typically involve the exchange of about 25 messages, and they are very easy to get wrong: bugs have been found in well known protocols years after they were first published. This is quite remarkable; after all, a protocol is a kind of program, and one would expect to get any other program of this size right by staring at it for a while. A number of remedies have been proposed. One approach is formal mathematical proof, and can range from systematic protocol verification techniques such as the BAN logic [BAN89] to the casebycase reduction of security claims to the intractability of some problem such as factoring. Anot...
PrivacyPreserving Public Auditing for Data Storage Security in Cloud Computing
 In INFOCOM
, 2010
"... Abstract. Cloud Computing is the long dreamed vision of computing as a utility, where users can remotely store their data into the cloud so as to enjoy the ondemand high quality applications and services from a shared pool of configurable computing resources. By data outsourcing, users can be relie ..."
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Abstract. Cloud Computing is the long dreamed vision of computing as a utility, where users can remotely store their data into the cloud so as to enjoy the ondemand high quality applications and services from a shared pool of configurable computing resources. By data outsourcing, users can be relieved from the burden of local data storage and maintenance. However, the fact that users no longer have physical possession of the possibly large size of outsourced data makes the data integrity protection in Cloud Computing a very challenging and potentially formidable task, especially for users with constrained computing resources and capabilities. Thus, enabling public auditability for cloud data storage security is of critical importance so that users can resort to an external audit party to check the integrity of outsourced data when needed. To securely introduce an effective third party auditor (TPA), the following two fundamental requirements have to be met: 1) TPA should be able to efficiently audit the cloud data storage without demanding the local copy of data, and introduce no additional online burden to the cloud user; 2) The third party auditing process should bring in no new vulnerabilities towards user data privacy. In this paper, we utilize the public key based homomorphic authenticator and uniquely integrate it with random mask technique to achieve a privacypreserving public auditing system for cloud data storage security while keeping all above requirements in mind. To support efficient handling of multiple auditing tasks, we further explore the technique of bilinear aggregate signature to extend our main result into a multiuser setting, where TPA can perform multiple auditing tasks simultaneously. Extensive security and performance analysis shows the proposed schemes are provably secure and highly efficient. 1
Incremental Cryptography: The Case of Hashing and Signing
 In CRYPTO
, 1994
"... Abstract. We initiate the investigation of a new kind of efficiency for cryptographic transformations. The idea is that having once applied the transformation to some document M, the time to update the result upon modification of M should be “proportional ” to the “amount of modification” done to M. ..."
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Abstract. We initiate the investigation of a new kind of efficiency for cryptographic transformations. The idea is that having once applied the transformation to some document M, the time to update the result upon modification of M should be “proportional ” to the “amount of modification” done to M. Thereby one obtains much faster cryptographic primitives for environments where closely related documents are undergoing the same cryptographic transformations. We provide some basic definitions enabling treatment of the new notion. We then exemplify our approach by suggesting incremental schemes for hashing and signing which are efficient according to our new measure. 1
Security proofs for identitybased identification and signature schemes
 In: Proc. EUROCRYPT 2004, Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 2004
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Sharing decryption in the context of voting or lotteries
, 2000
"... Several public key cryptosystems with additional homomorphic properties have been proposed so far. They allow to perform computation with encrypted data without the knowledge of any secret information. In many applications, the ability to perform decryption, i.e. the knowledge of the secret key, giv ..."
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Several public key cryptosystems with additional homomorphic properties have been proposed so far. They allow to perform computation with encrypted data without the knowledge of any secret information. In many applications, the ability to perform decryption, i.e. the knowledge of the secret key, gives a huge power. A classical way to reduce the trust in such a secret owner, and consequently to increase the security, is to share the secret between many entities in such a way that cooperation between them is necessary to decrypt. In this paper, we propose a distributed version of the Paillier cryptosystem presented at Eurocrypt ’99. This shared scheme can for example be used in an electronic voting scheme or in a lottery where a random number related to the winning ticket has to be jointly chosen by all participants.