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A new method for generation of common keys using transcendental functions and generalization of Diffie Hellman protocol

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2 Author(s)
Pandharkar, R. ; Dept of Electron. & Telecommun., Coll. of Eng. Pune, Pune ; Joshi, M.A.

A generalized two-pass key agreement method, extending the Diffie Hellman algorithm to a completely generalized version is presented using the functional equations approach for function selection. Two functions, which satisfy the given set of conditions, are used to generate a public key, which is a function of private keys from both users without exchanging private keys publicly. Only two passes are required with two computations by each user. It offers a more general purview as compared to the other two pass protocols in use. The work brings forth possibilities for many ad hoc PKC systems wherein one can design a PKC depending on available computational abilities and security requirements.

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TENCON 2008 - 2008 IEEE Region 10 Conference

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19-21 Nov. 2008