Broadcast-Efficient Secure Multiparty Computation
Source: University of California
Secure MultiParty Computation (MPC) is perhaps the most popular paradigm in the area of cryptographic protocols. It allows several mutually untrustworthy parties to jointly compute a function of their private inputs, without revealing to each other information about those inputs. In the case of unconditional (information-theoretic) security, protocols are known which tolerate a dishonest minority of players, who may coordinate their attack and deviate arbitrarily from the protocol specification. It is typically assumed in these results that parties are connected pairwise by authenticated, private channels, and that in addition they have access to a "Broadcast" channel.