Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2012/202

Secure Similarity Coefficients Computation with Malicious Adversaries

Bo Zhang and Fangguo Zhang

Abstract: Similarity coefficients play an important role in many application aspects. Recently, a privacy-preserving similarity coefficients protocol for binary data was proposed by Wong and Kim (Computers and Mathematics with Application 2012). In this paper, we show that their protocol is not secure, even in the semi-honest model, since the client can retrieve the input of the server without deviating from the protocol. Also we propose a secure similarity coefficients computation in the presence of malicious adversaries, and prove it using the standard simulation-based security definitions for secure two-party computation. We also discuss several extensions of our protocol for settling other problems. Technical tools in our protocol include zero-knowledge proofs and distributed ElGamal encryption.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols /

Date: received 11 Apr 2012

Contact author: isszhfg at mail sysu edu cn

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