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Message Authentication with a New Quantum Hash Function

Yalan Wang1,2, Yuling Chen1,*, Haseeb Ahmad3, Zhanhong Wei4

GuiZhou University, State Key Laboratory of Public Big Data, GuiZhou Guiyang, 550025, China.
Information Security Center, State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, 100876, China.
Department of Computer Science National Textile University, Faisalabad, 37610, Pakistan.
College of Information Engineering, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing, 102617, China.

* Corresponding Author: Yuling Chen. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2019, 59(2), 635-648.


To ensure the security during the communication, we often adopt different ways to encrypt the messages to resist various attacks. However, with the computing power improving, the existing encryption and authentication schemes are being faced with big challenges. We take the message authentication as an example into a careful consideration. Then, we proposed a new message authentication scheme with the Advanced Encryption Standard as the encryption function and the new quantum Hash function as the authentication function. Firstly, the Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm is used to encrypt the result of the initial message cascading the corresponding Hash values, which ensures that the initial message can resist eavesdropping attack. Secondly, utilizing the new quantum Hash function with quantum walks can be much more secure than traditional classical Hash functions with keeping the common properties, such as one-wayness, resisting different collisions and easy implementation. Based on these two points, the message authentication scheme can be much more secure than previous ones. Finally, it is a new way to design the message authentication scheme, which provides a new thought for other researchers in the future. Our works will contribute to the study on the new encryption and authentication functions and the combination of quantum computing with traditional cryptology in the future.


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Y. Wang, Y. Chen, H. Ahmad and Z. Wei, "Message authentication with a new quantum hash function," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 59, no.2, pp. 635–648, 2019.

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