Heyse, Stefan; Kiltz, Eike; Lyubashevsky, Vadim; Paar, Christof; Pietrzak, Krzysztof ZIST Austria
We propose a new authentication protocol that is provably secure based on a ring variant of the learning parity with noise (LPN) problem. The protocol follows the design principle of the LPN-based protocol from Eurocrypt’11 (Kiltz et al.), and like it, is a two round protocol secure against active attacks. Moreover, our protocol has small communication complexity and a very small footprint which makes it applicable in scenarios that involve low-cost, resource-constrained devices. Performance-wise, our protocol is more efficient than previous LPN-based schemes, such as the many variants of the Hopper-Blum (HB) protocol and the aforementioned protocol from Eurocrypt’11. Our implementation results show that it is even comparable to the standard challenge-and-response protocols based on the AES block-cipher. Our basic protocol is roughly 20 times slower than AES, but with the advantage of having 10 times smaller code size. Furthermore, if a few hundred bytes of non-volatile memory are available to allow the storage of some off-line pre-computations, then the online phase of our protocols is only twice as slow as AES.
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Supported by the European Research Council / ERC Starting Grant (259668- PSPC) We would like to thank the anonymous referees of this confer- ence and those of the ECRYPT Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography for very useful comments, and in particular for the suggestion that the scheme is somewhat vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack whenever an adversary observes two reader challenges that are the same. We hope that the attack we described in Appendix A corresponds to what the reviewer had in mind. We also thank Tanja Lange for pointing us to the pa- per of [Kir11] and for discussions of some of her recent work.
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Heyse S, Kiltz E, Lyubashevsky V, Paar C, Pietrzak KZ. Lapin: An efficient authentication protocol based on ring-LPN. In: Conference Proceedings FSE 2012. Vol 7549. Springer; 2012:346-365. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34047-5_20
Heyse, S., Kiltz, E., Lyubashevsky, V., Paar, C., & Pietrzak, K. Z. (2012). Lapin: An efficient authentication protocol based on ring-LPN. In Conference proceedings FSE 2012 (Vol. 7549, pp. 346–365). Washington, DC, USA: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34047-5_20
Heyse, Stefan, Eike Kiltz, Vadim Lyubashevsky, Christof Paar, and Krzysztof Z Pietrzak. “Lapin: An Efficient Authentication Protocol Based on Ring-LPN.” In Conference Proceedings FSE 2012, 7549:346–65. Springer, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34047-5_20.
S. Heyse, E. Kiltz, V. Lyubashevsky, C. Paar, and K. Z. Pietrzak, “Lapin: An efficient authentication protocol based on ring-LPN,” in Conference proceedings FSE 2012, Washington, DC, USA, 2012, vol. 7549, pp. 346–365.
Heyse S, Kiltz E, Lyubashevsky V, Paar C, Pietrzak KZ. 2012. Lapin: An efficient authentication protocol based on ring-LPN. Conference proceedings FSE 2012. FSE: Fast Software Encryption, LNCS, vol. 7549. 346–365.
Heyse, Stefan, et al. “Lapin: An Efficient Authentication Protocol Based on Ring-LPN.” Conference Proceedings FSE 2012, vol. 7549, Springer, 2012, pp. 346–65, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34047-5_20.
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