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Plaintext-Checkable Encryption

Sébastien Canard 1 Georg Fuchsbauer 2 Aline Gouget 3 Fabien Laguillaumie 4, 5, * 
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4 ARIC - Arithmetic and Computing
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
5 Equipe AMACC - Laboratoire GREYC - UMR6072
GREYC - Groupe de Recherche en Informatique, Image et Instrumentation de Caen
Abstract : We study the problem of searching on encrypted data, where the search is performed using a plaintext message or a keyword, rather than a message-specific trapdoor as done by state-of-the-art schemes. The use cases include delegation of key-word search e.g. to a cloud data storage provider or to an email server, using a plaintext message. We define a new cryptographic primitive called plaintext-checkable encryption (PCE), which extends public-key encryption by the following functionality: given a plaintext, a ciphertext and a public key, it is universally possible to check whether the ciphertext encrypts the plaintext under the key. We provide efficient generic random-oracle constructions for PCE based on any probabilistic or deterministic encryption scheme; we also give a practical construction in the standard model. As another application we show how PCE can be used to improve the efficiency in group signatures with verifier-local revocation (VLR) and backward unlinkability. These group signatures provide efficient revocation of group members, which is a key issue in practical applications.
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Sébastien Canard, Georg Fuchsbauer, Aline Gouget, Fabien Laguillaumie. Plaintext-Checkable Encryption. CT-RSA 2012, 2012, San Francisco, United States. pp.332-348, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-27954-6_21⟩. ⟨hal-00768305⟩



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