Verifiable Decryption in the Head
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). 2022, 13494 355-374. 10.1007/978-3-031-22301-3_18
In this work we present a new approach to verifiable decryption which converts a 2-party passively secure distributed decryption protocol into a 1-party proof of correct decryption. This leads to an efficient and simple verifiable decryption scheme for lattice-based cryptography, especially for large sets of ciphertexts; it has small size and lightweight computations as we reduce the need of zero-knowledge proofs for each ciphertext. We believe the flexibility of the general technique is interesting and provides attractive trade-offs between complexity and security, in particular for the interactive variant with smaller soundness. Finally, the protocol requires only very simple operations, making it easy to correctly and securely implement in practice. We suggest concrete parameters for our protocol and give a proof of concept implementation, showing that it is highly practical.