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## Hot answers tagged hybrid-encryption

### Why is hybrid encryption more effective than other encryption scheme?

Alice also needs to first decrypt the symmetric key and then decrypt the message. It almost seems like a double work. Encrypting a short plaintext (i.e. the symmetric key) requires only one ...
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### Make AES more secure by randomising the blocks in an encrypted file

TL,DR: No, don't do it. Use a standard protocol and don't write your own implementation. If you're thinking at the level of AES, CBC and RSA, you're doing it wrong. I recommend crypto_box. I am ...
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### How to securely map messages to points on an elliptic curve

If I do have to implement a mapping for security, how would you reccomend I map message values to points, and how should I figure out the maximum message size based on my curve? The default ...
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### How to do statistical analysis on encrypted / anonimized data

This type of problem is known as anonymizing data, and it has fairly standard solutions. The obvious way is to use a Format Preserving Encryption method; that is a secret key method that has a fairly ...
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### Why is hybrid encryption more effective than other encryption scheme?

In addition to the other answer. The "Steps of Hybrid Encryption" in the question really are steps of one form of hybrid encryption, built on top of asymmetric encryption. There are other forms of ...
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### Symmetric encryption using RSA for random generated password

The concept of using an asymmetric key (RSA) to encrypt a symmetric key (AES) is not new. This was first popularized by PGP, which is probably what I would encourage you to use to solve your problem. ...
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### What is this called: encrypt $X$ with key $E$, decrypt $X$ with key $D$?

As correctly pointed out in the comments: The term is asymmetric cryptography, also known as public-key cryptography. How do we know that it's asymmetric encryption? In symmetric encryption the ...
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### Understanding hybrid cryptography's concepts: signing and CA

You're confusing a lot of things: Alice and Bob agrees on a shared private key that is to be used to encrypt You cannot have a "shared private" key; sharing and keeping things private are opposite ...
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### Is RSA the only current practical option for asymmetric encipherment of symmetric keys at rest?

As of 2021, is RSA the only practical (i.e. safe, production-ready) option for asymmetric encipherment of symmetric keys at rest? Of course not, there are a number of alternatives. For one, there is ...
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### Why AES code is working even with 3 Rows

Then why is it working, I am not able to understand that. Because the ShiftRows operation in AES leaves the top row unchanged; your code does the same (by ignoring it).
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### Is Googles Envelope Encryption the same as Hybrid Encryption?

Hybrid encryption refers to an implementation of a public-key encryption interface by the composition of a public-key primitive to encapsulate a symmetric key that's used with a symmetric algorithm to ...
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### Is Hybrid Encryption CCA secure?

If the KEM is only CPA-secure, then the resulting scheme might not be CCA-secure. For example, consider a CPA-secure KEM that ignores the last bit of its ciphertext. Then it is possible to modify a ...
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### Hybrid cryptosystem

In what's described, nothing makes B sure that A sent the message. And that can't be obtained without some secret on A's side. A common solution is to have A sign the (e.g. encrypted) message, and B ...
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### Hybrid Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption

A hybrid cryptosystem consists of both an asymmetric algorithm for key establishment and a symmetric cipher. You are correct in that you establish a symmetric key, and yes, that can be done by ...
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### When do I need to use hybrid cryptography?

The protocol message size is between 100 bytes to 500 bytes. Do I need to use asymmetric encryption or hybrid cryptography? To support 500 byte messages, you need about your (direct) encryption ...
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### Encrypt with elliptic curves

While it is possible to encrypt using elliptic curves, typically some form of hybrid encryption is used (for performance reasons or because the algorithm supports only a few bytes of data). Typically ...
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### Doing RSA-KEM with RSA-OAEP

If what you have is a machine that computes RSAES-OAEP and not a machine that computes $x \mapsto x^e \bmod n$, you don't really have the tools to do RSA-KEM. You're better off doing what you were ...
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### Can I replace DH by a post-quantum key exchange in IBAKE for post-quantum identity-based authenticated key exchange?

The security proof for the original IBAKE protocol is found in IBAKE: Identity-Based Authenticated Key Exchange Protocol. The IBAKE scheme described there uses an Identity Based Key Exchange to ...

### Is hybrid encryption required to use Attribute based Encryption to encrypt messages?

No, this is not required by Attribute Based Encryption (ABE) itself. However it is a common practice to use so-called "hybrid encryption" when you want to encrypt data using public-key encryption, ...
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### Using xor encryption in the following use case

It sounds like you're looking to implement something very similar to what was asked about here, with the addition of a signature of the ephemeral public key. But as poncho's answer points out, the ...
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