Multi-Party Computation

David Aspinall, David Butler

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We use CryptHOL to consider Multi-Party Computation (MPC) protocols. MPC was first considered by Yao in 1983 and recent advances in efficiency and an increased demand mean it is now deployed in the real world. Security is considered using the real/ideal world paradigm. We first define security in the semi-honest security setting where parties are assumed not to deviate from the protocol transcript. In this setting we prove multiple Oblivious Transfer (OT) protocols secure and then show security for the gates of the GMW protocol. We then define malicious security, this is a stronger notion of security where parties are assumed to be fully corrupted by an adversary. In this setting we again consider OT, as it is a fundamental building block of almost all MPC protocols.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages64
Specialist publicationArchive of Formal Proofs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2019

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