Reaction Attacks against several Public-Key Cryptosystems

@inproceedings{Hall1999ReactionAA,
  title={Reaction Attacks against several Public-Key Cryptosystems},
  author={Chris Hall and Ian Goldberg and Bruce Schneier},
  booktitle={ICICS},
  year={1999}
}
We present attacks against the McEliece Public-Key Cryptosystem, the Atjai-Dwork Public-Key Cryptosystem, and variants of those systems. Most of these systems base their security on the apparent intractibility of one or more problems. The attacks we present do not violate the intractibility of the underlying problems, but instead obtain information about the private key or plaintext by watching the reaction of someone decrypting a given ciphertext with the private key. In the case of the… CONTINUE READING
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