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Random Oracles are Practical: A Paradigm for Designing Efficient Protocols
, 1995
"... We argue that the random oracle model  where all parties have access to a public random oracle  provides a bridge between cryptographic theory and cryptographic practice. In the paradigm we suggest, a practical protocol P is produced by first devising and proving correct a protocol P R for the ..."
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We argue that the random oracle model  where all parties have access to a public random oracle  provides a bridge between cryptographic theory and cryptographic practice. In the paradigm we suggest, a practical protocol P is produced by first devising and proving correct a protocol P R for the random oracle model, and then replacing oracle accesses by the computation of an "appropriately chosen" function h. This paradigm yields protocols much more efficient than standard ones while retaining many of the advantages of provable security. We illustrate these gains for problems including encryption, signatures, and zeroknowledge proofs.
Entity Authentication and Key Distribution
, 1993
"... Entity authentication and key distribution are central cryptographic problems in distributed computing  but up until now, they have lacked even a meaningful definition. One consequence is that incorrect and inefficient protocols have proliferated. This paper provides the first treatment of these p ..."
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Entity authentication and key distribution are central cryptographic problems in distributed computing  but up until now, they have lacked even a meaningful definition. One consequence is that incorrect and inefficient protocols have proliferated. This paper provides the first treatment of these problems in the complexitytheoretic framework of modern cryptography. Addressed in detail are two problems of the symmetric, twoparty setting: mutual authentication and authenticated key exchange. For each we present a definition, protocol, and proof that the protocol meets its goal, assuming the (minimal) assumption of pseudorandom function. When this assumption is appropriately instantiated, the protocols given are practical and efficient.
The Decision DiffieHellman Problem
, 1998
"... The Decision DiffieHellman assumption (ddh) is a gold mine. It enables one to construct efficient cryptographic systems with strong security properties. In this paper we survey the recent applications of DDH as well as known results regarding its security. We describe some open problems in this are ..."
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The Decision DiffieHellman assumption (ddh) is a gold mine. It enables one to construct efficient cryptographic systems with strong security properties. In this paper we survey the recent applications of DDH as well as known results regarding its security. We describe some open problems in this area. 1 Introduction An important goal of cryptography is to pin down the exact complexity assumptions used by cryptographic protocols. Consider the DiffieHellman key exchange protocol [12]: Alice and Bob fix a finite cyclic group G and a generator g. They respectively pick random a; b 2 [1; jGj] and exchange g a ; g b . The secret key is g ab . To totally break the protocol a passive eavesdropper, Eve, must compute the DiffieHellman function defined as: dh g (g a ; g b ) = g ab . We say that the group G satisfies the Computational DiffieHellman assumption (cdh) if no efficient algorithm can compute the function dh g (x; y) in G. Precise definitions are given in the next sectio...
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...
How to Enhance the Security of PublicKey Encryption at Minimum Cost
, 1999
"... This paper presents a simple and generic conversion from a publickey encryption scheme which is indistinguishable against chosenplaintext attacks into a publickey encryption scheme which is indistinguishable against adaptive chosenciphertext attacks in the random oracle model. The scheme obtained ..."
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This paper presents a simple and generic conversion from a publickey encryption scheme which is indistinguishable against chosenplaintext attacks into a publickey encryption scheme which is indistinguishable against adaptive chosenciphertext attacks in the random oracle model. The scheme obtained by the conversion is as efficient as the original encryption scheme and the security reduction is very tight in the exact security manner.
Studies in Secure Multiparty Computation and Applications
, 1996
"... Consider a set of parties who do not trust each other, nor the channels by which they communicate. Still, the parties wish to correctly compute some common function of their local inputs, while keeping their local data as private as possible. This, in a nutshell, is the problem of secure multiparty ..."
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Consider a set of parties who do not trust each other, nor the channels by which they communicate. Still, the parties wish to correctly compute some common function of their local inputs, while keeping their local data as private as possible. This, in a nutshell, is the problem of secure multiparty computation. This problem is fundamental in cryptography and in the study of distributed computations. It takes many different forms, depending on the underlying network, on the function to be computed, and on the amount of distrust the parties have in each other and in the network. We study several aspects of secure multiparty computation. We first present new definitions of this problem in various settings. Our definitions draw from previous ideas and formalizations, and incorporate aspects that were previously overlooked. Next we study the problem of dealing with adaptive adversaries. (Adaptive adversaries are adversaries that corrupt parties during the course of the computation, based on...
Lower bounds on the Efficiency of Generic Cryptographic Constructions
 41st IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), IEEE
, 2000
"... A central focus of modern cryptography is the construction of efficient, “highlevel” cryptographic tools (e.g., encryption schemes) from weaker, “lowlevel ” cryptographic primitives (e.g., oneway functions). Of interest are both the existence of such constructions, and their efficiency. Here, we ..."
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A central focus of modern cryptography is the construction of efficient, “highlevel” cryptographic tools (e.g., encryption schemes) from weaker, “lowlevel ” cryptographic primitives (e.g., oneway functions). Of interest are both the existence of such constructions, and their efficiency. Here, we show essentiallytight lower bounds on the best possible efficiency of any blackbox construction of some fundamental cryptographic tools from the most basic and widelyused cryptographic primitives. Our results hold in an extension of the model introduced by Impagliazzo and Rudich, and improve and extend earlier results of Kim, Simon, and Tetali. We focus on constructions of pseudorandom generators, universal oneway hash functions, and digital signatures based on oneway permutations, as well as constructions of public and privatekey encryption schemes based on trapdoor permutations. In each case, we show that any blackbox construction beating our efficiency bound would yield the unconditional existence of a oneway function and thus, in particular, prove P = NP. 1
Extracting Secret Keys from Integrated Circuits
 IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems
, 2004
"... Modern cryptographic protocols are based on the premise that only authorized participants can obtain secret keys and access to information systems. However, sophisticated tampering methods have been devised to extract secret keys stored in digital integrated circuits (ICs) from conditional access sy ..."
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Modern cryptographic protocols are based on the premise that only authorized participants can obtain secret keys and access to information systems. However, sophisticated tampering methods have been devised to extract secret keys stored in digital integrated circuits (ICs) from conditional access systems such as smartcards and ATMs. Arbiterbased Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) is proposed to exploit the statistical delay variation of wires and transistors across ICs in a manufacturing process to build unextractable secret keys. We fabricated arbiterbased PUFs in custom silicon and investigated the identification capability, reliability, and security of this scheme. Experimental results and theoretical studies show that a sufficient amount of interchip variation exists to enable each IC to be identified reliably and securely over a practical range of environmental variations such as temperature and power supply voltage. We show that arbiterbased PUFs are realizable and wellsuited to build, for example, keycards that need to be resistant to physical tampering attacks. 1
Synthesizers and Their Application to the Parallel Construction of PseudoRandom Functions
, 1995
"... A pseudorandom function is a fundamental cryptographic primitive that is essential for encryption, identification and authentication. We present a new cryptographic primitive called pseudorandom synthesizer and show how to use it in order to get a parallel construction of a pseudorandom function. ..."
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A pseudorandom function is a fundamental cryptographic primitive that is essential for encryption, identification and authentication. We present a new cryptographic primitive called pseudorandom synthesizer and show how to use it in order to get a parallel construction of a pseudorandom function. We show several NC¹ implementations of synthesizers based on concrete intractability assumptions as factoring and the DiffieHellman assumption. This yields the first parallel pseudorandom functions (based on standard intractability assumptions) and the only alternative to the original construction of Goldreich, Goldwasser and Micali. In addition, we show parallel constructions of synthesizers based on other primitives such as weak pseudorandom functions or trapdoor oneway permutations. The security of all our constructions is similar to the security of the underlying assumptions. The connection with problems in Computational Learning Theory is discussed.