Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2021/389

Physically Related Functions: A New Paradigm for Light-weight Key-Exchange

Durba Chatterjee and Harishma Boyapally and Sikhar Patranabis and Urbi Chatterjee and Debdeep Mukhopadhyay and Aritra Hazra

Abstract: In this paper, we propose a novel primitive named Physically Related Function (PReF) which are devices with hardware roots of trust. It enables secure key-exchange with no pre-established/embedded secret keys. This work is motivated by the need to perform key-exchange between lightweight resource-constrained devices. We present a proof-of-concept realization of our contributions in hardware using FPGAs.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / Boolean functions, Key-exchange protocol, Physically Related Functions

Date: received 23 Mar 2021

Contact author: durba chatterjee94 at gmail com, harishmasko at gmail com, sikharpatranabis at gmail com, urbi ism at gmail com, debdeep mukhopadhyay at gmail com, just2aritra at gmail com

Available format(s): PDF | BibTeX Citation

Version: 20210327:071323 (All versions of this report)

Short URL:

[ Cryptology ePrint archive ]