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Implementing Gentry’s fullyhomomorphic encryption scheme
 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
"... We describe a working implementation of a variant of Gentry’s fully homomorphic encryption scheme (STOC 2009), similar to the variant used in an earlier implementation effort by Smart and Vercauteren (PKC 2010). Smart and Vercauteren implemented the underlying “somewhat homomorphic ” scheme, but wer ..."
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We describe a working implementation of a variant of Gentry’s fully homomorphic encryption scheme (STOC 2009), similar to the variant used in an earlier implementation effort by Smart and Vercauteren (PKC 2010). Smart and Vercauteren implemented the underlying “somewhat homomorphic ” scheme, but were not able to implement the bootstrapping functionality that is needed to get the complete scheme to work. We show a number of optimizations that allow us to implement all aspects of the scheme, including the bootstrapping functionality. Our main optimization is a keygeneration method for the underlying somewhat homomorphic encryption, that does not require full polynomial inversion. This reduces the asymptotic complexity from Õ(n2.5) to Õ(n1.5) when working with dimensionn lattices (and practically reducing the time from many hours/days to a few seconds/minutes). Other optimizations include a batching technique for encryption, a careful analysis of the degree of the decryption polynomial, and some space/time tradeoffs for the fullyhomomorphic scheme. We tested our implementation with lattices of several dimensions, corresponding to several security levels. From a “toy ” setting in dimension 512, to “small, ” “medium, ” and “large” settings in dimensions 2048, 8192, and 32768, respectively. The publickey size ranges in size from 70 Megabytes for the “small ” setting to 2.3 Gigabytes for the “large ” setting. The time to run one bootstrapping operation (on a 1CPU 64bit machine with large memory) ranges from 30 seconds for the “small ” setting to 30 minutes for the “large ” setting. 1
Bonsai Trees, or How to Delegate a Lattice Basis
, 2010
"... We introduce a new latticebased cryptographic structure called a bonsai tree, and use it to resolve some important open problems in the area. Applications of bonsai trees include: • An efficient, stateless ‘hashandsign ’ signature scheme in the standard model (i.e., no random oracles), and • The ..."
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We introduce a new latticebased cryptographic structure called a bonsai tree, and use it to resolve some important open problems in the area. Applications of bonsai trees include: • An efficient, stateless ‘hashandsign ’ signature scheme in the standard model (i.e., no random oracles), and • The first hierarchical identitybased encryption (HIBE) scheme (also in the standard model) that does not rely on bilinear pairings. Interestingly, the abstract properties of bonsai trees seem to have no known realization in conventional numbertheoretic cryptography. 1
Efficient Fully Homomorphic Encryption from (Standard) LWE
 LWE, FOCS 2011, IEEE 52ND ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, IEEE
, 2011
"... We present a fully homomorphic encryption scheme that is based solely on the (standard) learning with errors (LWE) assumption. Applying known results on LWE, the security of our scheme is based on the worstcase hardness of “short vector problems ” on arbitrary lattices. Our construction improves on ..."
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We present a fully homomorphic encryption scheme that is based solely on the (standard) learning with errors (LWE) assumption. Applying known results on LWE, the security of our scheme is based on the worstcase hardness of “short vector problems ” on arbitrary lattices. Our construction improves on previous works in two aspects: 1. We show that “somewhat homomorphic” encryption can be based on LWE, using a new relinearization technique. In contrast, all previous schemes relied on complexity assumptions related to ideals in various rings. 2. We deviate from the “squashing paradigm” used in all previous works. We introduce a new dimensionmodulus reduction technique, which shortens the ciphertexts and reduces the decryption complexity of our scheme, without introducing additional assumptions. Our scheme has very short ciphertexts and we therefore use it to construct an asymptotically efficient LWEbased singleserver private information retrieval (PIR) protocol. The communication complexity of our protocol (in the publickey model) is k · polylog(k) + log DB  bits per singlebit query (here, k is a security parameter).
Can Homomorphic Encryption be Practical?
"... Abstract. The prospect of outsourcing an increasing amount of data storage and management to cloud services raises many new privacy concerns for individuals and businesses alike. The privacy concerns can be satisfactorily addressed if users encrypt the data they send to the cloud. If the encryption ..."
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Abstract. The prospect of outsourcing an increasing amount of data storage and management to cloud services raises many new privacy concerns for individuals and businesses alike. The privacy concerns can be satisfactorily addressed if users encrypt the data they send to the cloud. If the encryption scheme is homomorphic, the cloud can still perform meaningful computations on the data, even though it is encrypted. In fact, we now know a number of constructions of fully homomorphic encryption schemes that allow arbitrary computation on encrypted data. In the last two years, solutions for fully homomorphic encryption have been proposed and improved upon, but it is hard to ignore the elephant in the room, namely efficiency – can homomorphic encryption ever be efficient enough to be practical? Certainly, it seems that all known fully homomorphic encryption schemes have a long way to go before they can be used in practice. Given this state of affairs, our contribution is twofold. First, we exhibit a number of realworld applications, in the medical, financial, and the advertising domains, which require only that the encryption scheme is “somewhat ” homomorphic. Somewhat homomorphic encryption schemes, which support a limited number of homomorphic operations, can be much faster, and more compact than fully homomorphic encryption schemes. Secondly, we show a proofofconcept implementation of the recent somewhat homomorphic encryption scheme of Brakerski and Vaikuntanathan, whose security relies on the “ring learning with errors ” (Ring LWE) problem. The system is very efficient, and has reasonably short ciphertexts. Our unoptimized implementation in magma enjoys comparable efficiency to even optimized pairingbased schemes with the same level of security and homomorphic capacity. We also show a number of applicationspecific optimizations to the encryption scheme, most notably the ability to convert between different message encodings in a ciphertext.
(Leveled) Fully Homomorphic Encryption without Bootstrapping
"... We present a novel approach to fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) that dramatically improves performance and bases security on weaker assumptions. A central conceptual contribution in our work is a new way of constructing leveled fully homomorphic encryption schemes (capable of evaluating arbitrary ..."
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We present a novel approach to fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) that dramatically improves performance and bases security on weaker assumptions. A central conceptual contribution in our work is a new way of constructing leveled fully homomorphic encryption schemes (capable of evaluating arbitrary polynomialsize circuits), without Gentry’s bootstrapping procedure. Specifically, we offer a choice of FHE schemes based on the learning with error (LWE) or Ring LWE (RLWE) problems that have 2λ security against known attacks. We construct: • A leveled FHE scheme that can evaluate depthL arithmetic circuits (composed of fanin 2 gates) using Õ(λ·L3) pergate computation. That is, the computation is quasilinear in the security parameter. Security is based on RLWE for an approximation factor exponential in L. This construction does not use the bootstrapping procedure. • A leveled FHE scheme that can evaluate depthL arithmetic circuits (composed of fanin 2 gates) using Õ(λ2) pergate computation, which is independent of L. Security is based on RLWE for quasipolynomial factors. This construction uses bootstrapping as an
Fully homomorphic encryption without modulus switching from classical GapSVP
 In Advances in Cryptology  Crypto 2012, volume 7417 of Lecture
"... We present a new tensoring technique for LWEbased fully homomorphic encryption. While in all previous works, the ciphertext noise grows quadratically (B → B 2 · poly(n)) with every multiplication (before “refreshing”), our noise only grows linearly (B → B · poly(n)). We use this technique to constr ..."
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We present a new tensoring technique for LWEbased fully homomorphic encryption. While in all previous works, the ciphertext noise grows quadratically (B → B 2 · poly(n)) with every multiplication (before “refreshing”), our noise only grows linearly (B → B · poly(n)). We use this technique to construct a scaleinvariant fully homomorphic encryption scheme, whose properties only depend on the ratio between the modulus q and the initial noise level B, and not on their absolute values. Our scheme has a number of advantages over previous candidates: It uses the same modulus throughout the evaluation process (no need for “modulus switching”), and this modulus can take arbitrary form. In addition, security can be classically reduced from the worstcase hardness of the GapSVP problem (with quasipolynomial approximation factor), whereas previous constructions could only exhibit a quantum reduction from GapSVP. Fully homomorphic encryption has been the focus of extensive study since the first candidate scheme was introduced by Gentry [Gen09b]. In a nutshell, fully homomorphic encryption allows to
Better key sizes (and attacks) for LWEbased encryption
 In CTRSA
, 2011
"... We analyze the concrete security and key sizes of theoretically sound latticebased encryption schemes based on the “learning with errors ” (LWE) problem. Our main contributions are: (1) a new lattice attack on LWE that combines basis reduction with an enumeration algorithm admitting a time/success ..."
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We analyze the concrete security and key sizes of theoretically sound latticebased encryption schemes based on the “learning with errors ” (LWE) problem. Our main contributions are: (1) a new lattice attack on LWE that combines basis reduction with an enumeration algorithm admitting a time/success tradeoff, which performs better than the simple distinguishing attack considered in prior analyses; (2) concrete parameters and security estimates for an LWEbased cryptosystem that is more compact and efficient than the wellknown schemes from the literature. Our new key sizes are up to 10 times smaller than prior examples, while providing even stronger concrete security levels.
Homomorphic evaluation of the AES circuit
 In CRYPTO
, 2012
"... We describe a working implementation of leveled homomorphic encryption (without bootstrapping) that can evaluate the AES128 circuit in three different ways. One variant takes under over 36 hours to evaluate an entire AES encryption operation, using NTL (over GMP) as our underlying software platform ..."
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We describe a working implementation of leveled homomorphic encryption (without bootstrapping) that can evaluate the AES128 circuit in three different ways. One variant takes under over 36 hours to evaluate an entire AES encryption operation, using NTL (over GMP) as our underlying software platform, and running on a largememory machine. Using SIMD techniques, we can process over 54 blocks in each evaluation, yielding an amortized rate of just under 40 minutes per block. Another implementation takes just over two and a half days to evaluate the AES operation, but can process 720 blocks in each evaluation, yielding an amortized rate of just over five minutes per block. We also detail a third implementation, which theoretically could yield even better amortized complexity, but in practice turns out to be less competitive. For our implementations we develop both AESspecific optimizations as well as several “generic” tools for FHE evaluation. These last tools include (among others) a different variant of the BrakerskiVaikuntanathan keyswitching technique that does not require reducing the norm of the ciphertext vector, and a method of implementing the BrakerskiGentryVaikuntanathan modulusswitching transformation on ciphertexts in CRT representation.
Fully homomorphic encryption with polylog overhead
"... We show that homomorphic evaluation of (wide enough) arithmetic circuits can be accomplished with only polylogarithmic overhead. Namely, we present a construction of fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) schemes that for security parameter λ can evaluate any widthΩ(λ) circuit with t gates in time t · ..."
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We show that homomorphic evaluation of (wide enough) arithmetic circuits can be accomplished with only polylogarithmic overhead. Namely, we present a construction of fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) schemes that for security parameter λ can evaluate any widthΩ(λ) circuit with t gates in time t · polylog(λ). To get low overhead, we use the recent batch homomorphic evaluation techniques of SmartVercauteren and BrakerskiGentryVaikuntanathan, who showed that homomorphic operations can be applied to “packed” ciphertexts that encrypt vectors of plaintext elements. In this work, we introduce permuting/routing techniques to move plaintext elements across these vectors efficiently. Hence, we are able to implement general arithmetic circuit in a batched fashion without ever needing to “unpack” the plaintext vectors. We also introduce some other optimizations that can speed up homomorphic evaluation in certain cases. For example, we show how to use the Frobenius map to raise plaintext elements to powers of p at the “cost” of a linear operation.
Homomorphic signatures for polynomial functions
, 2010
"... We construct the first homomorphic signature scheme that is capable of evaluating multivariate polynomials on signed data. Given the public key and a signed data set, there is an efficient algorithm to produce a signature on the mean, standard deviation, and other statistics of the signed data. Prev ..."
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We construct the first homomorphic signature scheme that is capable of evaluating multivariate polynomials on signed data. Given the public key and a signed data set, there is an efficient algorithm to produce a signature on the mean, standard deviation, and other statistics of the signed data. Previous systems for computing on signed data could only handle linear operations. For polynomials of constant degree, the length of a derived signature only depends logarithmically on the size of the data set. Our system uses ideal lattices in a way that is a “signature analogue” of Gentry’s fully homomorphic encryption. Security is based on hard problems on ideal lattices similar to those in Gentry’s system.