Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2011/488

A Survey of Cryptography Based on Physically Unclonable Objects

Kai-Yuen Cheong

Abstract: This paper studies a new notion of a hardware: physically unclonable verifiable object (PUVO). Such objects are usually used in authentications. In the context of cryptography, we study the relation of such objects to Bit Commitment (BC) and Oblivious Transfer (OT). Both possibility and impossibility results are found.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / bit commitment, oblivious transfer

Date: received 9 Sep 2011

Contact author: kaiyuen at jaist ac jp

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