Portland State University. Department of Computer Science
Charles V. Wright
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science
1 online resource (viii, 95 pages)
Abraded and crumpled encryption allows communication software such as messaging platforms to ensure privacy for their users while still allowing for some investigation by law enforcement. Crumpled encryption ensures that each decryption is costly and prevents law enforcement from performing mass decryption of messages. Abrasion ensures that only large organizations like law enforcement are able to access any messages. The current abrasion construction uses public key parameters such as prime numbers which makes the abrasion scheme difficult to analyze and allows possible backdoors. In this thesis, we introduce a new abrasion construction which uses hash functions to avoid the problems with the current abrasion construction. In addition, we present a proof-of-concept for using crumpled encryption on an email server.
Griffy, Scott Sherlock, "Crumpled and Abraded Encryption: Implementation and Provably Secure Construction" (2019). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5067.
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