Truly Efficient 2-Round Perfectly Secure Message Transmission Scheme

  • Kaoru Kurosawa
  • Kazuhiro Suzuki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4965)


In the model of perfectly secure message transmission schemes (PSMTs), there are n channels between a sender and a receiver. An infinitely powerful adversary Open image in new window may corrupt (observe and forge) the messages sent through t out of n channels. The sender wishes to send a secret s to the receiver perfectly privately and perfectly reliably without sharing any key with the receiver.

In this paper, we show the first 2-round PSMT for n = 2t + 1 such that not only the transmission rate is O(n) but also the computational costs of the sender and the receiver are both polynomial in n. This means that we solve the open problem raised by Agarwal, Cramer and de Haan at CRYPTO 2006.


Perfectly secure message transmission information theoretic security efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaoru Kurosawa
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Suzuki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information SciencesIbaraki University 
  2. 2.Venture Business LaboratoryIbaraki University, HitachiIbarakiJapan

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