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Simplified SSLv3/TLS from this book Note, $R_{(Alice|Bob)}$ is a random nonce chosen by Alice or Bob respectively, and $\{S\}_{Bob}$ is encryption with Bob's public key. pre-master secret As stated in one of the answer you link to, "The point of a premaster secret is to provide greater consistency between TLS cipher suites." In the figure above, the ...


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When a TLS/SSL session starts(after the hellos and cipher decisions) the server gives the client it's cert. The key in the cert could perform different actions depending on the key-agreement algorithm decided on by the client and server. Let's say they agree on RSA key agreement. This means the cert contains the server public RSA key and the server has a ...


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In secret sharing, one person typically wants to share a secret. Only that one person knows that secret, so they are the dealer. In MPC, which VIFF implements protocols for, you actually have multiple parties, each with a secret input(s). So, each of these parties is the dealer for their individual secret input(s). In this sense, there is no central dealer ...



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