Paper 2015/546

Actively Secure OT Extension with Optimal Overhead

Marcel Keller, Emmanuela Orsini, and Peter Scholl

Abstract

We describe an actively secure OT extension protocol in the random oracle model with efficiency very close to the passively secure IKNP protocol of Ishai et al. (Crypto 2003). For computational security parameter $\kappa$, our protocol requires $\kappa$ base OTs, and is the first practical, actively secure protocol to match the cost of the passive IKNP extension in this regard. The added communication cost is only additive in $O(\kappa)$, independent of the number of OTs being created, while the computation cost is essentially two finite field operations per extended OT. We present implementation results that show our protocol takes no more than 5% more time than the passively secure IKNP extension, in both LAN and WAN environments, and so is essentially optimal with respect to the passive protocol.

Metadata
Available format(s)
PDF
Category
Cryptographic protocols
Publication info
Published by the IACR in CRYPTO 2015
Keywords
oblivious transfer extensions
Contact author(s)
peter scholl @ bristol ac uk
m keller @ bristol ac uk
emmanuela orsini @ bristol ac uk
History
2015-06-08: received
Short URL
https://ia.cr/2015/546
License
Creative Commons Attribution
CC BY

BibTeX

@misc{cryptoeprint:2015/546,
      author = {Marcel Keller and Emmanuela Orsini and Peter Scholl},
      title = {Actively Secure OT Extension with Optimal Overhead},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2015/546},
      year = {2015},
      note = {\url{https://eprint.iacr.org/2015/546}},
      url = {https://eprint.iacr.org/2015/546}
}
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