International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Yannick Seurin

Publications

Year
Venue
Title
2021
CRYPTO
MuSig2: Simple Two-Round Schnorr Multi-Signatures 📺
Jonas Nick Tim Ruffing Yannick Seurin
Multi-signatures enable a group of signers to produce a joint signature on a joint message. Recently, Drijvers et al. (S\&P'19) showed that all thus far proposed two-round multi-signature schemes in the pure DL setting (without pairings) are insecure under concurrent signing sessions. While Drijvers et al. proposed a secure two-round scheme, this efficiency in terms of rounds comes with the price of having signatures that are more than twice as large as Schnorr signatures, which are becoming popular in cryptographic systems due to their practicality (e.g., they will likely be adopted in Bitcoin). If one needs a multi-signature scheme that can be used as a drop-in replacement for Schnorr signatures, then one is forced to resort either to a three-round scheme or to sequential signing sessions, both of which are undesirable options in practice. In this work, we propose MuSig2, a simple and highly practical two-round multi-signature scheme. This is the first scheme that simultaneously i) is secure under concurrent signing sessions, ii) supports key aggregation, iii) outputs ordinary Schnorr signatures, iv) needs only two communication rounds, and v) has similar signer complexity as ordinary Schnorr signatures. Furthermore, it is the first multi-signature scheme in the pure DL setting that supports preprocessing of all but one rounds, effectively enabling a non-interactive signing process without forgoing security under concurrent sessions. We prove the security of MuSig2 in the random oracle model, and the security of a more efficient variant in the combination of the random oracle and the algebraic group model. Both our proofs rely on a weaker variant of the OMDL assumption.
2021
ASIACRYPT
QCB: Efficient Quantum-secure Authenticated Encryption 📺
It was long thought that symmetric cryptography was only mildly affected by quantum attacks, and that doubling the key length was sufficient to restore security. However, recent works have shown that Simon's quantum period finding algorithm breaks a large number of MAC and authenticated encryption algorithms when the adversary can query the MAC/encryption oracle with a quantum superposition of messages. In particular, the OCB authenticated encryption mode is broken in this setting, and no quantum-secure mode is known with the same efficiency (rate-one and parallelizable). In this paper we generalize the previous attacks, show that a large class of OCB-like schemes is unsafe against superposition queries, and discuss the quantum security notions for authenticated encryption modes. We propose a new rate-one parallelizable mode named QCB inspired by TAE and OCB and prove its security against quantum superposition queries.
2021
JOFC
The Deoxys AEAD Family
We present the Deoxys family of authenticated encryption schemes, which consists of Deoxys-I and Deoxys-II . Both are nonce-based authenticated encryption schemes with associated data and have either 128- or 256-bit keys. Deoxys-I is similar to OCB : It is single-pass but insecure when nonces are repeated; in contrast, Deoxys-II is nonce-misuse resistant. Deoxys-II was selected as first choice in the final portfolio of the CAESAR competition for the defense-in-depth category. Deoxys uses a new family of tweakable block ciphers as internal primitive, Deoxys-TBC , which follows the TWEAKEY framework (Jean, Nikolić, and Peyrin, ASIACRYPT 2014) and relies on the AES round function. Our benchmarks indicate that Deoxys does not sacrifice efficiency for security and performs very well both in software (e.g., Deoxys-I efficiency is similar to AES-GCM ) and hardware.
2020
EUROCRYPT
Blind Schnorr Signatures and Signed ElGamal Encryption in the Algebraic Group Model 📺
The Schnorr blind signing protocol allows blind issuing of Schnorr signatures, one of the most widely used signatures. Despite its practical relevance, its security analysis is unsatisfactory. The only known security proof is informal and in the combination of the generic group model (GGM) and the random oracle model (ROM) assuming that the ``ROS problem'' is hard. The situation is similar for (Schnorr-)signed ElGamal encryption, a simple CCA2-secure variant of ElGamal. We analyze the security of these schemes in the algebraic group model (AGM), an idealized model closer to the standard model than the GGM. We first prove tight security of Schnorr signatures from the discrete logarithm assumption (DL) in the AGM+ROM. We then give a rigorous proof for blind Schnorr signatures in the AGM+ROM assuming hardness of the one-more discrete logarithm problem and ROS. As ROS can be solved in sub-exponential time using Wagner's algorithm, we propose a simple modification of the signing protocol, which leaves the signatures unchanged. It is therefore compatible with systems that already use Schnorr signatures, such as blockchain protocols. We show that the security of our modified scheme relies on the hardness of a problem related to ROS that appears much harder. Finally, we give tight reductions, again in the AGM+ROM, of the CCA2 security of signed ElGamal encryption to DDH and signed hashed ElGamal key encapsulation to DL.
2019
EUROCRYPT
Aggregate Cash Systems: A Cryptographic Investigation of Mimblewimble 📺
Mimblewimble is an electronic cash system proposed by an anonymous author in 2016. It combines several privacy-enhancing techniques initially envisioned for Bitcoin, such as Confidential Transactions (Maxwell, 2015), non-interactive merging of transactions (Saxena, Misra, Dhar, 2014), and cut-through of transaction inputs and outputs (Maxwell, 2013). As a remarkable consequence, coins can be deleted once they have been spent while maintaining public verifiability of the ledger, which is not possible in Bitcoin. This results in tremendous space savings for the ledger and efficiency gains for new users, who must verify their view of the system.In this paper, we provide a provable-security analysis for Mimblewimble. We give a precise syntax and formal security definitions for an abstraction of Mimblewimble that we call an aggregate cash system. We then formally prove the security of Mimblewimble in this definitional framework. Our results imply in particular that two natural instantiations (with Pedersen commitments and Schnorr or BLS signatures) are provably secure against inflation and coin theft under standard assumptions.
2017
CRYPTO
2017
CRYPTO
2017
TOSC
New Constructions of MACs from (Tweakable) Block Ciphers
We propose new constructions of Message Authentication Codes (MACs) from tweakable or conventional block ciphers. Our new schemes are either stateless and deterministic, nonce-based, or randomized, and provably secure either in the standard model for tweakable block cipher-based ones, or in the ideal cipher model for block cipher-based ones. All our constructions are very efficient, requiring only one call to the underlying (tweakable) block cipher in addition to universally hashing the message. Moreover, the security bounds we obtain are quite strong: they are beyond the birthday bound, and nonce-based/randomized variants provide graceful security degradation in case of misuse, i.e., the security bound degrades linearly with the maximal number of repetitions of nonces/random values.
2017
TOSC
Reconsidering the Security Bound of AES-GCM-SIV
Tetsu Iwata Yannick Seurin
We make a number of remarks about the AES-GCM-SIV nonce-misuse resistant authenticated encryption scheme currently considered for standardization by the Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG). First, we point out that the security analysis proposed in the ePrint report 2017/168 is incorrect, leading to overly optimistic security claims. We correct the bound and re-assess the security guarantees offered by the scheme for various parameters. Second, we suggest a simple modification to the key derivation function which would improve the security of the scheme with virtually no efficiency penalty.
2016
CRYPTO
2016
CRYPTO
2016
FSE
2016
JOFC
2015
FSE
2015
EUROCRYPT
2015
CRYPTO
2015
CRYPTO
2015
ASIACRYPT
2014
CRYPTO
2014
PKC
2014
FSE
2013
PKC
2013
ASIACRYPT
2013
FSE
2012
TCC
2012
EUROCRYPT
2012
ASIACRYPT
2010
TCC
2008
EUROCRYPT
2008
CHES
2008
EUROCRYPT
2008
CRYPTO
2007
CHES
2007
FSE

Program Committees

FSE 2022
Eurocrypt 2021
FSE 2019
FSE 2018
Crypto 2017
FSE 2017
FSE 2016
Eurocrypt 2016
Crypto 2016
Eurocrypt 2013