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This paper introduces the concept of certificateless public key cryptography (CL-PKC). In contrast to traditional public key cryptographic systems, CL-PKC does not require the use of certificates to guarantee the authenticity of public keys. It does rely on the use of a trusted third party (TTP) who is in possession of a master key. In these respects,(More)
Many research papers in pairing based cryptography treat pairings as a " black box ". These papers build cryptographic schemes making use of various properties of pairings. If this approach is taken, then it is easy for authors to make invalid assumptions concerning the properties of pairings. The cryptographic schemes developed may not be realizable in(More)
Joux's protocol [29] is a one round, tripartite key agreement protocol that is more bandwidth-efficient than any previous three-party key agreement protocol. But it is insecure, suffering from a simple man-in-the-middle attack. This paper shows how to make Joux's protocol secure, presenting several tripartite, authenticated key agreement protocols that(More)
The security of key agreement protocols has traditionally been notoriously hard to establish. In this paper we present a modular approach to the construction of proofs of security for a large class of key agreement protocols. By following a modular approach to proof construction, we hope to enable simpler and less error-prone analysis and proof generation(More)
The first lower bound on the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of a constant energy code of a given length n, minimum Euclidean distance and rate is established. Conversely, using a non-constructive Varshamov-Gilbert style argument yields a lower bound on the achievable rate of a code of a given length, minimum Euclidean distance and maximum PAPR. The(More)
The only known construction of identity-based signatures that can be proven secure in the standard model is based on the approach of attaching certificates to non-identity-based signatures. This folklore construction method leads to schemes that are somewhat inefficient and leaves open the problem of finding more efficient direct constructions. We present(More)