# Questions tagged [hybrid]

Something of mixed origin. In cryptography, typically a cipher system containing both public key and secret key component ciphers, where the public key system is used only to transport the key for the secret key cipher. It is the secret key cipher which actually enciphers and protects the data.

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### Can I replace DH by a post-quantum key exchange in IBAKE for post-quantum identity-based authenticated key exchange?

IETF RFC 6539 IBAKE - Identity Based Authenticated Key Exchange describes a Hybrid key exchange using both Identity based cryptography and a standard ephemeral elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman key ...
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### How many keys in a Hybrid Cryptosystem?

If symmetric cryptosystems have $C^2_n$ keys, and asymmetric systems have $2n$ keys, how many does a hybrid system have? This was in an online quiz from school Company A is considering to adopt ...
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### Commitment scheme: hiding property

Given two commitment schemes $Com_1, Com_2$ (both have the hiding property), I'd like to prove $Com_1(m) || Com_2(m)$ is also hiding. I built these hybrids and want to show $H_0 =_c H_1 =_c H_2$. \...
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### Given paramaters of an Edward's curve and x, determine a y value if it exists

I'm making a demonstration cryptosystem using ECC ElGamal. I've currently got a working implementation of Edward's Curve operations and a basic ElGamal implementation (Encrypts only points on the ...
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### How to securely map messages to points on an elliptic curve

I'm implementing a demonstration hybrid cryptosystem in Python (FinCrypt, I know the name is bad) and I'm migrating over from my Weierstrass curve implementation, which was based off of this, to one ...
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### Encrypting with Asymmetric keys

I'm designing a system where the client asked for documents to be encrypted with "asymmetric cryptography". I've explained them that the best practice is to encrypt the data with a symmetric ...
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### In cryptography is there such as thing as disguising unencrypted text?

Just wondered: I currently have TrueCrypt on my system (I am aware that there are various doubts about its penetrability, and that it is no longer under development). TC "volumes" obviously consist ...
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### Doing RSA-KEM with RSA-OAEP

I am fiddling around with the JS Web Crypto API and creating a hybrid encryption system that uses a symmetric key to encrypt form data with AES256-CBC and and a public/private key-pair to wrap/...
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### Is a signature scheme using a hash considered a hybrid cryptosystem?

In Wikipedia there is a page on hybrid cryptosystems. However, although cryptography contains a lot more than just encryption, only hybrid encryption using key encapsulation and data encapsulation is ...
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### Can I overcome ElGamal malleability with AES preprocessing?

So textbook ElGamal is known to be vulnerable to CPA, and although there are several proposals (DHAES/EIES) for modifications none of those are formally accepted or standardized. My question is ...
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### Would reuse of the symmetric key in a hybrid cryptosystem between files be inherently insecure?

This question stems from a UX problem where I want to allow the user to input their PIN only one single time when they open up an mobile app. Here are some properties of the application to provide ...
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### Hybrid authenticated protocol

Let's suppose that two entities, A and B, are establishing a secure channel and then require a mutual authentication. A has only a RSA key pair and B has an ECDSA key pair. Both of them trust the ...
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### disadvantages of combination stream and block ciphers

I've encountered some papers online describing ciphers made through a combination of stream and block ciphers. (See this 2008 paper by Sandy Harris: https://eprint.iacr.org/2008/473.pdf) In a ...
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### How to do statistical analysis on encrypted / anonimized data

Let's imagine Alice wants to send Bob a table with 2 columns: ...
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### Why is RSA still being used? [duplicate]

In hybrid encrytion, I still see that some site's use RSA in their https connection, so now I wonder, why do they not use ECC instead of RSA, ECC requires less computational power and encrypt's and ...
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### What is the viability of a hybrid vigenere cipher?

So a vigenere cipher's main weakness is that you can use frequency analysis on each alternated alphabet, and thus crack the cipher with relative ease... But that implies that you know what the ...
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### Why is hybrid encryption more effective than other encryption scheme?

Currently I am learning about Hybrid Encryption but I was not able to find any good study material. Below is my understanding: One of the reason why we use ...
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### Symmetric encryption using RSA for random generated password

I'm fairly new to encryption, so I wanted to check the logic for a .net solution I'm working on that encrypts data between two parties. the receiving (decrypting) party will have an RSA key pair ...