How (not) to design RSA signature schemes

  • Jean -FranÇois Misarsky
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1431)

Abstract

The concept of public-key cryptography was invented in 1976 by Diffie and Hellman [DH]. The following year, Rivest, Shamir and Adleman provided an implementation of this idea [RSA]. The RSA signature, like any other signature, is message-dependent and signer-dependent. Thus, the recipient cannot modify the message and the signer cannot deny the validity of his signature. However, several attacks have appeared since. These attacks do not challenge RSA in itself but only the way to design a signature scheme based on it.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean -FranÇois Misarsky
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  1. 1.Branche Développement Centre National d'Etudes des TélécommunicationsFrance TélécomCaen CedexFrance

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