## On hardness amplification of one-way functions (2005)

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@INPROCEEDINGS{Lin05onhardness,

author = {Henry Lin and Luca Trevisan and Hoeteck Wee},

title = {On hardness amplification of one-way functions},

booktitle = {In Proc. 2nd TCC},

year = {2005},

pages = {34--49},

publisher = {Springer}

}

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Abstract. We continue the study of the efficiency of black-box reductions in cryptography. We focus on the question of constructing strong one-way functions (respectively, permutations) from weak one-way functions (respectively, permutations). To make our impossibility results stronger, we focus on the weakest type of constructions: those that start from a weak one-way permutation and define a strong one-way function. We show that for every “fully black-box ” construction of a ɛ(n)-secure function based on a (1 − δ(n))-secure permutation, if q(n) is the number of oracle queries used in the construction and ℓ(n) is the input length of the new function, then we have q ≥ Ω ( 1 1 · log) and ℓ ≥ n + Ω(log 1/ɛ) − δ ɛ O(log q). This result is proved by showing that fully black-box reductions of strong to weak one-way functions imply the existence of “hitters ” and then by applying known lower bounds for hitters. We also show a sort of reverse connection, and we revisit the construction of Goldreich et al. (FOCS 1990) in terms of this reverse connection. Finally, we prove that any “weakly black-box ” construction with parameters q(n) and ℓ(n) better than the above lower bounds implies the unconditional existence of strong one-way functions (and, therefore, the existence of a weakly black-box construction with q(n) = 0). This result, like the one for fully black-box reductions, is proved by reasoning about the function defined by such a construction when using the identity permutation as an oracle. 1

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Citation Context ...other was by Kim, Simon and Tetali [KST99], in the context of constructing one-way hash functions from one-way permutations. Later work by Gennaro and Trevisan [GT00] and by Gennaro, Gertner and Katz =-=[GGK03]-=- has focused on constructions of pseudorandom generators from one-way permutations and of signature schemes and encryption schemes from trapdoor permutations. The study of limitations of black-box red... |

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Citation Context ...the reduction would not fit the above model. This model, in which both the “one-way function” f() and the adversary E are allowed to be of arbitrary complexity, is called the fully black-box model in =-=[RTV04]-=-. In all the above cited papers [IR89, Rud88, Rud91, KST99, KSS00, GT00, GKM + 00, GMR01, GGK03], as well as in the results of this paper, fully black-box reductions are ruled out unconditionally. A l... |

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