International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
for Cryptologic Research

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Arne Winterhof

Affiliation: Austrian Academy of Sciences

Publications

Year
Venue
Title
2004
PKC
2003
EPRINT
Hidden Number Problem in Small Subgroups
Igor E. Shparlinski Arne Winterhof
Boneh and Venkatesan have proposed a polynomial time algorithm for recovering a "hidden" element $\alpha \in \F_p$, where $p$ is prime, from rather short strings of the most significant bits of the residue of $\alpha t$ modulo $p$ for several randomly chosen $t\in \F_p$. Gonz{\'a}lez Vasco and the first author have recently extended this result to subgroups of $\F_p^*$ of order at least $p^{1/3+\varepsilon}$ for all $p$ and to subgroups of order at least $p^\varepsilon$ for almost all $p$. Here we introduce a new modification in the scheme which amplifies the uniformity of distribution of the `multipliers' $t$ and thus extend this result to subgroups of order at least $(\log p)/(\log \log p)^{1-\varepsilon}$ for all primes $p$. As in the above works, we give applications of our result to the bit security of the Diffie--Hellman secret key starting with subgroups of very small size, thus including all cryptographically interesting subgroups.

Coauthors

Igor E. Shparlinski (2)