Distributed Storage for Data Security

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Provided by: ETH Zurich
Topic: Storage
Format: PDF
The authors study the secrecy of a distributed storage system for passwords. The encoder, Alice, observes a length-n password and describes it using two hints, which she then stores in different locations. The legitimate receiver, Bob, observes both hints. The eavesdropper, Eve, sees only one of the hints; Alice cannot control which. They characterize the largest normalized (by n) exponent that they can guarantee for the number of guesses it takes Eve to guess the password subject to the constraint that either the number of guesses it takes Bob to guess the password or the size of the list that Bob must form to guarantee that it contain the password approach 1 as n tends to infinity.
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