THE IDEAS OF REDUCING THE SIGNATURE SIZE IN HASH-BASED DIGITAL SIGNATURES
Authors: Giorgi Labadze, Irakli Pirtskhalava
Affiliation: Georgian Technical University, Scientific Cyber Security Association
Keywords: hash-based, digital signatures, signature size
ABSTRACT. The data encryption has been the traditional way of ensuring the different types of sensitive data. It is expected the massive release of quantum computers in the near future. Quantum computers can break the classical crypto schemes. Therefore the classical encryption systems have become vulnerable to quantum computer-based attacks. This involves the research efforts that look for encryption schemes that are immune to quantum computers-based attacks. This paper describes one of the few digital signature schemes, which is essentially immune to quantum computers-based attacks. These schemes have the efficiency problems. The biggest problem of this scheme is the large size of the signature. The paper offers the idea and the methodology of reducing the size of the signature size.
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