RankSynd a PRNG Based on Rank Metric

  • Philippe Gaborit
  • Adrien Hauteville
  • Jean-Pierre Tillich
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9606)


In this paper, we consider a pseudo-random generator based on the difficulty of the syndrome decoding problem for rank metric codes. We also study the resistance of this problem against a quantum computer. Our results show that with rank metric it is possible to obtain fast PRNG with small public data, without considering additional structure for public matrices like quasi-cyclicity for Hamming distance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Gaborit
    • 1
  • Adrien Hauteville
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jean-Pierre Tillich
    • 2
  1. 1.XLIM-DMIUniversité de LimogesLimoges CedexFrance
  2. 2.InriaLe ChesnayFrance

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