Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2005/295

Hidden Exponent RSA and Efficient Key Distribution

HE GE

Abstract: In this paper we propose a variant of RSA public key scheme, called ``Hidden Exponent RSA''. Based on this new scheme, we devised an efficient key distribution/management scheme for secure communication among devices in the context of pervasive computing, with emphasis on the simplicity and efficiency of the protocol. We show the new scheme is secure under the strong RSA assumption.

Category / Keywords: public key cryptography/key management

Date: received 28 Aug 2005, last revised 1 Sep 2005

Contact author: ge at unt edu

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