Expressive cryptography : lattice perspectives

Boyen, Xavier (2013) Expressive cryptography : lattice perspectives. Lecture Notes in Computer Science : Information Security and Privacy, 7959, p. 267.

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Abstract

The invention of asymmetric encryption back in the seventies was a conceptual leap that vastly increased the expressive power of encryption of the times. For the first time, it allowed the sender of a message to designate the intended recipient in an cryptographic way, expressed as a “public key” that was related to but distinct from the “private key” that, alone, embodied the ability to decrypt. This made large-scale encryption a practical and scalable endeavour, and more than anything else—save the internet itself—led to the advent of electronic commerce as we know and practice it today.

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ID Code: 69844
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Systems and Data Security , Data Encryption
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39059-3_18
ISSN: 0302-9743
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2014 22:19
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2014 22:19

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