Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2017/397

Efficient Digital Signatures From Coding Theory

Edoardo Persichetti

Abstract: The design of an efficient code-based signature scheme is by all means still an open problem. In this paper, we propose a simple and efficient scheme following a framework introduced by Lyubashevsky to construct a digital signature scheme from an identi cation scheme. The scheme is based on quasi-cyclic codes and, while security relies on the ring algebra that is associated with them, the proposal bene ts from the quasi-cyclic structure in reducing key and signature sizes.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / Signature, Coding Theory, Identification

Date: received 5 May 2017, last revised 13 Sep 2017

Contact author: epersichetti at fau edu

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