Fast Actively Secure OT Extension for Short Secrets [article]

Arpita Patra, Pratik Sarkar, Ajith Suresh
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Oblivious Transfer (OT) is one of the most fundamental cryptographic primitives with wide-spread application in general secure multi-party computation (MPC) as well as in a number of tailored and special-purpose problems of interest such as private set intersection (PSI), private information retrieval (PIR), contract signing to name a few. Often the instantiations of OT require prohibitive communication and computation complexity. OT extension protocols are introduced to compute a very large
more » ... ber of OTs referred to as extended OTs at the cost of a small number of OTs referred to as seed OTs. We present a fast OT extension protocol for small secrets in the active setting. Our protocol when used to produce 1-out-of-n OTs outperforms all the known actively secure OT extensions. Our protocol is built on the semi-honest secure extension protocol of Kolesnikov and Kumaresan of CRYPTO'13 (referred to as KK13 protocol henceforth) which is the best known OT extension for short secrets.
arXiv:1911.08834v1 fatcat:qbfglhr5vvcxdmixkic64mmdpq