Verifier-Based Password-Authenticated Key Exchange: New Models and Constructions

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Provided by: International Association for Cryptologic Research
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
While Password-Authenticated Key Exchange (or PAKE) protocols have been deeply studied, a server corruption remains the main threat, with many concrete cases nowadays. Verifier-based PAKE (or VPAKE) protocols, initially called augmented-PAKE, have been proposed to limit the impact of any leakage. However, no satisfactory security model has ever been proposed to quantify the actual security of a protocol in the standard model. The unique model proposed so far is an ideal functionality in the Universal Composability (UC) framework, but is only meaningful in idealized models.
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