Sometimes-Recurse Shuffle

Authors: Ben Morris and Phillip Rogaway

Abstract: We describe a security-preserving construction of a random permutation of domain size N from a random function, the construction tolerating adversaries asking all N plaintexts, yet employing just Θ(lg N) calls, on average, to the one-bit-output random function. The approach is based on card shuffing. The basic idea is to use the sometimes-recurse transformation: lightly shuffe the deck (with some other shuffe), cut the deck, and then recursively shuffle one of the two halves. Our work builds on a recent paper of Ristenpart and Yilek.

Citation: Unpublished manuscript. Auguest 2013.

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