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It's important to define what you want and why. For example, if the server doing the transformation does not hold the secret key of the first kind, then this is "proxy re-encryption". However, if it does hold it, then the question is why not decrypt first. From a security perspective it doesn't matter, and sometimes not from an efficiency perspective as ...


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Exchanging full RSA keys can be very inconvenient, as they consist of very long numbers. In the OpenPGP ASCII-armored version, my public key (without any user IDs and certifications!) already is very long stream: mQQNBFDaK/sBIADm2gjnw7aPoNIoCy7gj85btwZU+zGkvtGonznlLrXELdU6zR3u VHNCn9vAl6OoU32r+suFvGdX+7MjiPbGKwJFOvICpAVh6bV55+hdqJbS02cpPmJH ...


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Public key encryption uses a public key of the receiver; anybody can encrypt. So origin authentication would only work if you'd also have a shared secret key (in which case the whole public key encryption becomes kind of useless) or a private key (in which case you'd probably use a signature or an authenticated key agreement protocol).


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To the best of my knowledge, there is no padded scheme for RSA (or general trapdoor permutation) that has been proven secure in the standard model. To be exact, let's call a padded scheme one where a padding transformation is carried out independently of the public key, and then the trapdoor permutation is applied once to the result. Of course, as noted, we ...



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