Chosen-ciphertext lattice-based public key encryption with equality test in standard model

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Theoretical Computer Science


With the rapid growth of cloud storage and cloud computing services, many organizations and users choose to store the data on a cloud server for saving costs. However, due to security concerns, data of users would be encrypted before sending to the cloud. However, this hinders a problem of computation on encrypted data in the cloud, especially in the case of performing data matching in various medical scenarios. Public key encryption with equality test (PKEET) is a powerful tool that allows the authorized cloud server to check whether two ciphertexts are generated by the same message. PKEET has then become a promising candidate for many practical applications like efficient data management on encrypted databases. Lee et al. (Information Sciences 2020) proposed a generic construction of PKEET schemes in the standard model and hence it is possible to yield the first instantiation of post-quantum PKEET schemes based on lattices. At ACISP 2019, Duong et al. proposed a direct construction of PKEET over integer lattices in the standard model. However, their scheme does not reach the CCA2-security. In this paper, we propose an efficient CCA2-secure PKEET scheme based on ideal lattices. In addition, we present a modification of the scheme by Duong et al. over integer lattices to attain the CCA2-security. Both schemes are proven secure in the standard model, and they enjoy the security in the upcoming quantum computer era.

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Australian Research Council



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