Self-Escrowed Public-Key Infrastructures [chapter]

Pascal Paillier, Moti Yung
2000 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper introduces a cryptographic paradigm called selfescrowed encryption, a concept initiated by kleptography. In simple words, a self-escrowed public-key cryptosystem features the property that the scheme's public and private keys are connected to each other by the mean of an other cryptosystem, called the master scheme. We apply this notion to the design of auto-recoverable autocertifiable cryptosystems, a solution to software key escrow due to Young and Yung, and provide a new
more » ... hic escrow system called selfescrowed public key infrastructure. In addition, we give an example of such a system based on ElGamal and Paillier encryption schemes which achieves a high level of both efficiency and security.
doi:10.1007/10719994_20 fatcat:afkxlod25fbihhepq6d3tg32qi