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2001
Springer

Efficient Zero-Knowledge Authentication Based on a Linear Algebra Problem MinRank

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Efficient Zero-Knowledge Authentication Based on a Linear Algebra Problem MinRank
A Zero-knowledge protocol provides provably secure entity authentication based on a hard computational problem. Among many schemes proposed since 1984, the most practical rely on factoring and discrete log, but still they are practical schemes based on NP-hard problems. Among them, the problem SD of decoding linear codes is in spite of some 30 years of research effort, still exponential. We study a more general problem called MinRank that generalizes SD and contains also other well known hard problems. MinRank is also used in cryptanalysis of several public key cryptosystems such as birational schemes (Crypto'93), HFE (Crypto'99), GPT cryptosystem (Eurocrypt'91), TTM (Asiacrypt'2000) and Chen's authentication scheme (1996). We propose a new Zero-knowledge scheme based on MinRank. We prove it to be Zero-knowledge by black-box simulation. An adversary able to fraud for a given MinRank instance is either able to solve it, or is able to compute a collision on a giv...
Nicolas Courtois
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Updated 23 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2001
Where ASIACRYPT
Authors Nicolas Courtois
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