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(k − n) Oblivious Transfer Using Fully Homomorphic Encryption System

Kaosar, M., Mamun, Q., Islam, R. and Yi, X. (2013) (k − n) Oblivious Transfer Using Fully Homomorphic Encryption System. In: Zia, T., Zomaya, A., Varadharajan, V. and Mao, M., (eds.) Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. Springer, Cham, pp. 380-392.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04283-1_24
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Abstract

Oblivious Transfer(OT) protocol allows a client retrieving one or multiple records from a server without letting the server know about the choice of the client. OT has been one of the emerging research areas for last several years. There exist many practical applications of OT, especially in digital media subscription. In this paper, we propose a fully homomorphic encryption based secure k out of n oblivious transfer protocol. This novel protocol, first ever to use fully homomorphic encryption mechanism for integers numbers, allows the client choosing its desired records by sending encrypted indexes to the server, server works on encrypted indexes and sends back encrypted result without knowing which records the client was interested in. From the encrypted response of the server, the client only can decrypt its desired records. The security analysis demonstrates that, the desired security and privacy requirement of OT is ensured by the proposed protocol. Some optimizations are also introduced in the proposed solution to reduce transmission overhead.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer, Cham
Copyright: © 2013 ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Other Information: Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 127)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/62469
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