# Another Look at "Provable Security"

@article{Koblitz2005AnotherLA, title={Another Look at "Provable Security"}, author={Neal Koblitz and Alfred Menezes}, journal={Journal of Cryptology}, year={2005}, volume={20}, pages={3-37} }

AbstractWe give an informal analysis and critique of several typical
"provable security" results. In some cases there are
intuitive but convincing arguments for rejecting the conclusions
suggested by the formal terminology and "proofs," whereas
in other cases the formalism seems to be consistent with common
sense. We discuss the reasons why the search for mathematically
convincing theoretical evidence to support the security of
public-key systems has been an important theme of
researchers…

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