Paper 2005/183

PEKE, Probabilistic Encryption Key Exchange, 10 Years Later, Including the PEKEv1.25 Specifications

Thierry Moreau

Abstract

This document revisits the PEKE (Probabilistic Encryption Key Exchange) cryptosystem and proposes the enhanced PEKEv1.25 that performs a hash computation on the original PEKE output in order to improve the security assurance and to broaden the field of use. For a key establishment application where only the server side publishes a long-term public key and can adequately protect the private key counterpart from implementation attacks, we claim that PEKE is unsurpassed in security and efficiency, among the finite field arithmetic cryptosystems (e.g. RSA and finite field Diffie-Hellman). We use an original definition for the type of key encapsulation service provided by PEKE, hoping that this abstract definition captures the characteristics of the protocol and usage context. However, we only suggest that related security proofs are encouraging for the security of PEKE.

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Category
Applications
Publication info
Published elsewhere. Unknown where it was published
Keywords
public-key cryptography
Contact author(s)
thierry moreau @ connotech com
History
2005-10-14: last of 2 revisions
2005-06-22: received
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Short URL
https://ia.cr/2005/183
License
Creative Commons Attribution
CC BY

BibTeX

@misc{cryptoeprint:2005/183,
      author = {Thierry Moreau},
      title = {{PEKE}, Probabilistic Encryption Key Exchange, 10 Years Later, Including the {PEKEv1}.25 Specifications},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2005/183},
      year = {2005},
      note = {\url{https://eprint.iacr.org/2005/183}},
      url = {https://eprint.iacr.org/2005/183}
}
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