Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2001/089

Linear broadcast encryption schemes

Carles Padró and Ignacio Gracia and Sebastià Martín and Paz Morillo

Abstract: A new family of broadcast encryption schemes (BESs), which will be called linear broadcast encryption schemes (LBESs), is presented in this paper by using linear algebraic techniques. This family generalizes most previous proposals and provide a general framework to the study of broadcast encryption schemes. We present a method to construct LBESs for a general specification structure in order to find schemes that fit in situations that have not been considered before.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / broadcast encryption, key distribution

Publication Info: A previous version appeared in the Proceedings of the International Workshop on Coding and Cryptography WCC'2001, Paris, France, 2001, Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics 6.

Date: received 26 Oct 2001

Contact author: matcpl at mat upc es

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Version: 20011026:170111 (All versions of this report)

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