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Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:00:18 -0400
From: Daniel Franke <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] What is "basic cryptography" ?

On 10/12/14, Thomas Pornin <> wrote:
> In his survey, Dmitry Khovratovich includes a property called "basic
> cryptography" and defined succinctly as:
>   "Basic cryptography — collision/preimage resistance, unpredictability."
> While I can intuitively have a rough idea of what this means, I struggle
> to write it down as a mathematically precise definition.
> [...]
> Does anybody here has an idea on the subject ? Or maybe a reference to
> some existing published work that already covers these questions ?

See Turns out it's even trickier
than you think it is :-).

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