Modern Cryptography, Probabilistic Proofs and Pseudorandomness

  • Oded Goldreich

Part of the Algorithms and Combinatorics book series (AC, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Oded Goldreich
    Pages 1-37
  3. Oded Goldreich
    Pages 39-72
  4. Oded Goldreich
    Pages 73-106
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 107-183

About this book

Introduction

You can start by putting the DO NOT DISTURB sign. Cay, in Desert Hearts (1985). The interplay between randomness and computation is one of the most fas­ cinating scientific phenomena uncovered in the last couple of decades. This interplay is at the heart of modern cryptography and plays a fundamental role in complexity theory at large. Specifically, the interplay of randomness and computation is pivotal to several intriguing notions of probabilistic proof systems and is the focal of the computational approach to randomness. This book provides an introduction to these three, somewhat interwoven domains (i.e., cryptography, proofs and randomness). Modern Cryptography. Whereas classical cryptography was confined to the art of designing and breaking encryption schemes (or "secrecy codes"), Modern Cryptography is concerned with the rigorous analysis of any system which should withstand malicious attempts to abuse it. We emphasize two aspects of the transition from classical to modern cryptography: ( 1) the wide­ ning of scope from one specific task to an utmost wide general class of tasks; and (2) the move from an engineering-art which strives on ad-hoc tricks to a scientific discipline based on rigorous approaches and techniques.

Keywords

Approximation Erfüllbarkeitsproblem der Aussagenlogik Matching Probability theory Signatur algorithms authentication complexity complexity theory cryptography digital signature encryption graphs network random walk

Authors and affiliations

  • Oded Goldreich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Applied MathematicsThe Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-12521-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08432-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-12521-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0937-5511
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