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Oblivious Transfer (OT) protocol allows a client retrieving one or multiple records from a server without letting the server know about the choice of the client. OT has been one of the emerging research areas for last several years. There exist many practical applications of OT, especially in digital media subscription. In this paper, we propose a fully homomorphic encryption based secure k out of n oblivious transfer protocol. This novel protocol, first ever to use fully homomorphic encryption mechanism for integers numbers, allows the client choosing its desired records by sending encrypted indexes to the server, server works on encrypted indexes and sends back encrypted result without knowing which records the client was interested in. From the encrypted response of the server, the client only can decrypt its desired records. The security analysis demonstrates that, the desired security and privacy requirement of OT is ensured by the proposed protocol. Some optimizations are also introduced in the proposed solution to reduce transmission overhead.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications and Techniques in Information Security (ATIS)
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherDeakin University
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th International Workshop - Sydney, Australia, Australia
Duration: 26 Sept 2013 → …


Workshop4th International Workshop
Period26/09/13 → …


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