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Re: [GNUnet-developers] key exchanges [updated, resend]

From: Jeff Burdges
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] key exchanges [updated, resend]
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:08:26 +0200

On Thu, 2015-08-27 at 00:18 +0200, Jeff Burdges wrote:
> Can we protect Bob without using a signature?  I think yes :
> Alice can prove she possesses her public key not by signing but by
> encrypting : 
>    A? ->  B? : a_p
>    A? <-  B? : b_p
>    A  ->  B  : E(hash(ab++aB), A_p), E(hash(ab++aB++Ab), ...)

To clarify, Bob's key B was a wildcard in some protocols, but the
ephemeral key b is not, at least not anymore than other ephemeral
information.  Alice is encrypting to it in TripleDH, potentially
protecting against the wildcard attack, but only if you get the timing


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