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We revisit the rate-1 blockcipher based hash functions as first studied by Preneel, Govaerts and Vandewalle (Crypto’93) and later extensively analysed by Black, Rogaway and Shrimpton (Crypto’02). We analyse a further generalization where any preand postprocessing is considered. This leads to a clearer understanding of the current classification of rate-1(More)
We consider how to build an efficient compression function from a small number of random, noncompressing primitives. Our main goal is to achieve a level of collision resistance as close as possible to the optimal birthday bound. We present a 2n-to-n bit compression function based on three independent n-to-n bit random functions, each called only once. We(More)
Loosely speaking, an obfuscation O of a function f should satisfy two requirements: firstly, using O, it should be possible to evaluate f; secondly, O should not reveal anything about f that cannot be learnt from oracle access to f alone. Several definitions for obfuscation exist. However, most of them are very hard to satisfy, even when focusing on(More)
This paper describes several speedups and simplifications for XTR. The most important results are new XTR double and single exponentiation methods where the latter requires a cheap precomputation. Both methods are on average more than 60% faster than the old methods, thus more than doubling the speed of the already fast XTR signature applications. An(More)
In this paper, we introduce a new class of double-block-length hash functions. Using the ideal cipher model, we prove that these hash functions, dubbed MJH, are asymptotically collision resistant up to O(2n(1− ) query complexity for any > 0 in the iteration, where n is the block size of the underlying blockcipher. When based on n-bit key blockciphers, our(More)
We present new techniques for deriving preimage resistance bounds for block cipher based double-block-length, double-call hash functions. We give improved bounds on the preimage security of the three “classical” double-block-length, double-call, block cipher-based compression functions, these being Abreast-DM, Tandem-DM and Hirose’s scheme. For Hirose’s(More)
Although identity based cryptography o ers a number of functional advantages over conventional public key methods, the computational costs are signi cantly greater. The dominant part of this cost is the Tate pairing which, in characteristic three, is best computed using the algorithm of Duursma and Lee. However, in hardware and constrained environments this(More)