Paper 2020/1023

Post-Quantum Anonymous Veto Networks

Jintai Ding, Doug Emery, Johannes Mueller, Peter Y. A. Ryan, and Vonn Kee Wong


Anonymous veto networks (AV-nets), originally proposed by Hao and Zielinski (2006), are particularly lightweight protocols for evaluating a veto function in a peer-to-peer network such that anonymity of all protocol participants is preserved. Prior to this work, anonymity in all AV-nets from the literature relied on the decisional Diffie-Hellman (DDH) assumption and can thus be broken by (scalable) quantum computers. In order to defend against this threat, we propose two practical and completely lattice-based AV-nets. The first one is secure against passive and the second one is secure against active adversaries. We prove that anonymity of our AV-nets reduces to the ring learning with errors (RLWE) assumption. As such, our AV-nets are the first ones with post-quantum anonymity. We also provide performance benchmarks to demonstrate their practicality.

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Cryptographic protocols
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Published elsewhere. MINOR revision.E-Vote-ID 2020
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johannes mueller @ uni lu
2020-08-27: received
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      title = {Post-Quantum Anonymous Veto Networks},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2020/1023},
      year = {2020},
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