Non-Malleable Codes from Average-Case Hardness: AC0, Decision Trees, and Streaming Space-Bounded Tampering [article]

Marshall Ball, Dana Dachman-Soled, Mukul Kulkarni, Tal Malkin
2017 IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive  
We show a general framework for constructing non-malleable codes against tampering families with average-case hardness bounds. Our framework adapts ideas from the Naor-Yung double encryption paradigm such that to protect against tampering in a class F, it suffices to have average-case hard distributions for the class, and underlying primitives (encryption and non-interactive, simulatable proof systems) satisfying certain properties with respect to the class. We instantiate our scheme in a
more » ... y of contexts, yielding efficient, non-malleable codes (NMC) against the following tampering classes: -Computational NMC against AC 0 tampering, in the CRS model, assuming a PKE scheme with decryption in AC 0 and NIZK. -Computational NMC against bounded-depth decision trees (of depth t , where t is the number of input variables and constant 0 < < 1), in the CRS model and under the same computational assumptions as above. -Information theoretic NMC (with no CRS) against a streaming, space-bounded adversary, namely an adversary modeled as a read-once branching program with bounded width. Ours are the first constructions that achieve each of the above in an efficient way, under the standard notion of non-malleability.
dblp:journals/iacr/BallDKM17 fatcat:745xin3by5gydhjfstg3stoxxy