Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2019/067

Managing Your Kleptographic Subscription Plan

George Teseleanu

Abstract: In the classical kleptographic business models, the manufacturer of a device $D$ is paid either in advance or in installments by a malicious entity to backdoor $D$. Unfortunately, these models have an inherent high risk for the manufacturer. This translates in high costs for clients. To address this issue, we introduce a subscription based business model and tackle some of the technical difficulties that arise.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / kleptography, backdoor, setup attacks, elgamal

Original Publication (with minor differences): C2SI-2019

Date: received 21 Jan 2019, last revised 15 Mar 2022

Contact author: george teseleanu at yahoo com

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