Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2016/971

Authenticated communication from Quantum Readout of PUFs

B. Skoric and P.W.H. Pinkse and A.P. Mosk

Abstract: Quantum Readout of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) is a recently introduced method for remote authentication of objects. We present an extension of the protocol to enable the authentication of data: a verifier can check if received classical data was sent by the PUF holder. We call this modification QR-d or, in the case of the optical-PUF implementation, QSA-d. We discuss how QSA-d can be operated in a parallel way. We also present a protocol for authenticating quantum states.

Category / Keywords: Physical Unclonable Functions, quantum security

Date: received 7 Oct 2016

Contact author: b skoric at tue nl

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