## CryptoDB

### Palash Sarkar

#### Publications

**Year**

**Venue**

**Title**

2020

JOFC

Kummer for Genus One Over Prime-Order Fields
Abstract

This work considers the problem of fast and secure scalar multiplication using curves of genus one defined over a field of prime order. Previous work by Gaudry and Lubicz (Finite Fields Appl 15(2):246–260, 2009 ) had suggested the use of the associated Kummer line to speed up scalar multiplication. In the present work, we explore this idea in detail. The first task is to obtain an elliptic curve in Legendre form which satisfies necessary security conditions such that the associated Kummer line has small parameters and a base point with small coordinates. It turns out that the ladder step on the Kummer line supports parallelism and can be implemented very efficiently in constant time using the single-instruction multiple-data (SIMD) operations available in modern processors. For the 128-bit security level, this work presents three Kummer lines denoted as $$K_1:=\mathsf{KL2519(81,20)}$$ K 1 : = KL 2519 ( 81 , 20 ) , $$K_2:=\mathsf{KL25519(82,77)}$$ K 2 : = KL 25519 ( 82 , 77 ) and $$K_3:=\mathsf{KL2663(260,139)}$$ K 3 : = KL 2663 ( 260 , 139 ) over the three primes $$2^{251}-9$$ 2 251 - 9 , $$2^{255}-19$$ 2 255 - 19 and $$2^{266}-3$$ 2 266 - 3 , respectively. Implementations of scalar multiplications for all three Kummer lines using Intel intrinsics have been done, and the code is publicly available. Timing results on the Skylake and the Haswell processors of Intel indicate that both fixed base and variable base scalar multiplications for $$K_1$$ K 1 and $$K_2$$ K 2 are faster than those achieved by Sandy2x , which is a highly optimised SIMD implementation in assembly of the well-known Curve25519 . On Skylake, both fixed base and variable base scalar multiplications for $$K_3$$ K 3 are faster than Sandy2x , whereas on Haswell, fixed base scalar multiplication for $$K_3$$ K 3 is faster than Sandy2x while variable base scalar multiplication for both $$K_3$$ K 3 and Sandy2x takes roughly the same time. In practical terms, the particular Kummer lines that are introduced in this work are serious candidates for deployment and standardisation. We further illustrate the usefulness of the proposed Kummer lines by instantiating the quotient Digital Signature Algorithm on all the three Kummer lines.

2017

TOSC

A Fast Single-Key Two-Level Universal Hash Function
Abstract

Universal hash functions based on univariate polynomials are well known, e.g. Poly1305 and GHASH. Using Horner’s rule to evaluate such hash functionsrequire l − 1 field multiplications for hashing a message consisting of l blocks where each block is one field element. A faster method is based on the class of Bernstein-Rabin-Winograd (BRW) polynomials which require ⌊l/2⌋ multiplications and ⌊lgl⌋ squarings for l≥3 blocks. Though this is significantly smaller than Horner’s rule based hashing, implementation of BRW polynomials for variable length messages present significant difficulties. In this work, we propose a two-level hash function where BRW polynomial based hashing is done at the lower level and Horner’s rule based hashing is done at the higher level. The BRW polynomial based hashing is applied to a fixed number of blocks and hence the difficulties in handling variable length messages is avoided. Even though the hash function has two levels, we show that it is sufficient to use a single field element as the hash key. The basic idea is instantiated to propose two new hash functions, one which hashes a single binary string and the other can hash a vector of binary strings. We describe two actual implementations, one over F2128 and the other over F2256 both using the pclmulqdq instruction available in modern Intel processors. On both the Haswell and Skylake processors, the implementation over F2128 is faster than both an implementation of GHASH by Gueron; and a highly optimised implementation, also by Gueron, of another polynomial based hash function called POLYVAL. We further show that the Fast Fourier Transform based field multiplication over F2256 proposed by Bernstein and Chou can be used to evaluate the new hash function at a cost of about at most 46 bit operations per bit of digest, but, unlike the Bernstein-Chou analysis, there is no hidden cost of generating the hash key. More generally, the new idea of building a two-level hash function having a single field element as the hash key can be applied to other finite fields to build new hash functions.

2016

EUROCRYPT

2016

ASIACRYPT

2003

ASIACRYPT

#### Program Committees

- Crypto 2024
- Asiacrypt 2015
- Crypto 2015
- Asiacrypt 2014 (Program chair)
- Asiacrypt 2013 (Program chair)
- Crypto 2012
- Eurocrypt 2012
- Asiacrypt 2011
- Crypto 2010
- FSE 2010
- Asiacrypt 2008
- Asiacrypt 2007
- FSE 2007
- Crypto 2007
- FSE 2005
- Eurocrypt 2005

#### Coauthors

- Debrup Chakraborty (2)
- Sanjit Chatterjee (3)
- Seongtaek Chee (1)
- Sebati Ghosh (1)
- Kishan Chand Gupta (1)
- Jin Hong (2)
- Sabyasachi Karati (2)
- Dong Hoon Lee (1)
- Subhamoy Maitra (4)
- Pradeep Kumar Mishra (2)
- Joydip Mitra (1)
- Pinakpani Pal (1)
- Somindu C. Ramanna (1)
- Shashank Singh (2)