Paper 2020/1138

Epochal Signatures for Deniable Group Chats

Andreas Hülsing and Florian Weber

Abstract

We introduce formal definitions for deniability in group chats by extending a pre-existing model that did not have this property. We then introduce “epochal signatures” as an almost drop-in replacement for signatures, which can be used to make certain undeniable group-chats deniable by just performing that replacement. Following that we provide a practical epochal signature scheme and prove its security.

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Category
Cryptographic protocols
Publication info
Published elsewhere. MINOR revision.IEEE S&P 2021
Keywords
DeniabilitySignatureEpochal SignatureGroup Chat
Contact author(s)
mail @ florianjw de
andreas @ huelsing net
History
2021-02-03: last of 3 revisions
2020-09-21: received
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Short URL
https://ia.cr/2020/1138
License
Creative Commons Attribution
CC BY

BibTeX

@misc{cryptoeprint:2020/1138,
      author = {Andreas Hülsing and Florian Weber},
      title = {Epochal Signatures for Deniable Group Chats},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2020/1138},
      year = {2020},
      note = {\url{https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1138}},
      url = {https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1138}
}
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