2013 IEEE 54th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (1984)

Singer Island, FL

Oct. 24, 1984 to Oct. 26, 1984

ISBN: 0-8186-0591-X

pp: 458-463

U.V. Vazirani , University of California

ABSTRACT

Cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generators known so far suffer from the handicap of being inefficient; the most efficient ones can generate only one bit on each modular multiplication (n/sup 2/ steps). Blum, Blum and Shub ask the open problem of outputting even two bits securely. We state a simple condition, the XOR-Condition, and show that any generator satisfying this condition can output logn bits on each multiplication. We also show that the logn least significant bits of RSA, Rabin's Scheme, and the x/sup 2/ mod N generator satisfy boolean predicates of these bits are secure. Furthermore, we strengthen the security of the x/sup 2/ mod N generator, which being a Trapdoor Generator, has several applications, by proving it as hard as Factoring.

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V.V. Vazirani,
U.V. Vazirani,
"Efficient And Secure Pseudo-Random Number Generation",

*2013 IEEE 54th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science*, vol. 00, no. , pp. 458-463, 1984, doi:10.1109/SFCS.1984.715948