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There are many well known and studied ways of constructing a hash function from a block cipher. A thorough (but reasonably readable for a beginner) treatment of many of the classic approaches, and the security properties of the various constructions, can be found in Black-Box Analysis of the Block-Cipher-Based Hash-Function Constructions from PGV, which is ...


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Yes, we can build a hash function from a block cipher, and that's common, although with block ciphers designed for that purpose, when in the following I focus on AES, mentioned in the (different) question that motivated the present answer [which got moved here because said question was found to be a duplicate]. One classic method to obtain a hash function ...


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According to the original NESSIE submission of Whirlpool: "The finite field ${\rm GF}(2^8)$ will be represented as ${\rm GF}(2)[x]/p(x)$, where $p(x) =$ $x^8 +$ $x^4 +$ $x^3 +$ $x^2 +$ $1$ is the first primitive polynomial of degree $8$ listed in [19]. The polynomial $p(x)$ was chosen so that $g(x) = x$ is a generator of ${\rm GF}(2^8) \setminus \{0\}$." ...


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You have just to look at the signing/verification relation. Just write it as $$m\cdot s \equiv r\cdot \alpha + k \bmod (p-1)$$ And the verification relation should be $$g^{s\cdot m}\stackrel{?}{\equiv} y^r\cdot r \bmod p$$ where $y=g^\alpha$ is the public key and you eavesdrop a signature $(r,s)$ for $m$. Obseve that you can take any multiplicative ...


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A "cryptographic" hash function commonly has to fulfill two properties: It is collision resistant, meaning that there is no efficient (probabilistic polynomial time adversary), who can find two different messages that map to the same hash value It is compressing, meaning that takes a 'long' string and outputs a shorter hash value. Simply encrypting a ...


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Actually you have a bug in your step of key generation, it should be $Q_A=d_A \times G$ and you want to have a point $G$ of large prime order $n$ such that the ECDLP is hard on the group. The last check ensures that the public key $Q_A$ is a point of order $n$. If this is the case, then $Q_A\times n = (d_A \times G)\times n = d_A\times(n\times G)=d_A\times ...



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