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Smooth NIZK Arguments with Applications to Asymmetric UC-PAKE

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Smooth NIZK Arguments with Applications to Asymmetric UC-PAKE
Abstract. We introduce a novel notion of smooth (-verifier) non- interactive zero-knowledge proofs (NIZK) which parallel the familiar notion of smooth projective hash functions (SPHF). We also show that the recent single group element quasi-adaptive NIZK (QA-NIZK) of Jutla and Roy (CRYPTO 2014) for linear subspaces can be easily extended to be computationally smooth. One important distinction of the new notion from SPHFs is that in a smooth NIZK the public evaluation of the hash on a language member using the projection key does not require the witness of the language member, but instead just requires its NIZK proof. This has the remarkable consequence that in the Gennaro-Lindell paradigm of designing universally-composable password-authenticated keyexchange (UC-PAKE) protocols, if one replaces the traditionally employed SPHFs with the novel smooth QA-NIZK, one gets highly efficient UC-PAKE protocols that are secure even under dynamic corruption. The new notion can be seen as capturin...
Charanjit S. Jutla, Arnab Roy 0003
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Type Journal
Year 2016
Where IACR
Authors Charanjit S. Jutla, Arnab Roy 0003
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