Deep Random based Key Exchange protocol resisting unlimited MITM

01/03/2018
by   Thibault de Valroger, et al.
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We present a protocol enabling two legitimate partners sharing an initial secret to mutually authenticate and to exchange an encryption session key. The opponent is an active Man In The Middle (MITM) with unlimited computation and storage capacities. The resistance to unlimited MITM is obtained through the combined use of Deep Random secrecy, formerly introduced and proved as unconditionally secure against passive opponent for key exchange, and universal hashing techniques. We prove the resistance to MITM interception attacks, and show that (i) upon successful completion, the protocol leaks no residual information about the current value of the shared secret to the opponent, and (ii) that any unsuccessful completion is detectable by the legitimate partners. We also discuss implementation techniques.

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