Multiparty Key Exchange and Broadcast Encryption from Software Obfuscation
In this work, we show how to use indistinguishability obfuscation (iO) to build multiparty key exchange,
efficient broadcast encryption, and efficient traitor tracing. Our schemes enjoy several interesting
properties that have not been achievable before:
• Our multiparty noninteractive key exchange protocol does not require a trusted setup. Moreover,
the size of the published value from each user is independent of the total number of users.
• Our broadcast encryption schemes support distributed setup, where users choose their own secret keys
rather than be given secret keys by a trusted entity. The broadcast ciphertext size is independent of the
number of users.
• Our traitor tracing system is fully collusion resistant with short ciphertexts, secret keys, and public
key. Ciphertext size is logarithmic in the number of users and secret key size is independent of the number of
users. Our public key size is polylogarithmic in the number of users. The recent functional encryption system
of Garg, Gentry, Halevi, Raykova, Sahai, and Waters also leads to a traitor tracing scheme with similar
ciphertext and secret key size, but the construction in this paper is simpler and more direct. These
constructions resolve an open problem relating to differential privacy.
• Generalizing our traitor tracing system gives a private broadcast encryption scheme (where broadcast
ciphertexts reveal minimal information about the recipient set) with optimal size ciphertext.
Several of our proofs of security introduce new tools for proving security using indistinguishability obfuscation.
* Joint Work with Dan Boneh
Stanford Security Workshop
