Paper on "Ratcheting" at IACR CRYPTO 2018

29.10.2018 - Paul Rösler

At IACR International Cryptology Conference, CRYPTO 2018 in Santa Barbara Paul Rösler presented the paper "Towards Bidirectional Ratcheted Key Exchange". In this work Bertram Poettering and Paul Rösler defined and constructed one of the core primitives of instant messaging: the key update mechanism named "ratcheting". In contrast to "ratcheting" protocols deployed in major messenger like Signal, the protocols designed in the presented paper provably reach security in a comprehensibly strong attacker model. For full details see the extended version of the paper: