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Paper IDD3-S4-T4.2
Paper Title Fast and Secure Key Generation for Low Rank Parity Check Codes Cryptosystems
Authors Carlos Aguilar-Melchor, ISAE-Supaero, France; Nicolas Aragon, Victor Dyseryn, Philippe Gaborit, Université de Limoges, France
Session D3-S4-T4: Key Generation & Agreement I
Chaired Session: Wednesday, 14 July, 23:00 - 23:20
Engagement Session: Wednesday, 14 July, 23:20 - 23:40
Abstract Among the candidates for NIST's post-quantum cryptography standardization project, cryptosystems that rely on Low Rank Parity Check (LRPC) codes have interesting properties, such as a low public key size. However, the key generation phase for these cryptosystems is computationally expensive when done in constant-time, which is a security requirement on the standardization project, making it almost unusable for ephemeral key generation. We present a new constant-time algorithm for key generation on LRPC code-based cryptosystems, that divides the computational costs by four when compared to previous work over ROLLO, one of the NIST candidates. Our improvement consists in changing the way objects of a quotient ring are represented. By switching from a canonical basis to an optimal normal basis, we enable the full potential of the Itoh-Tsuiji algorithm for field inversion.