Hybrid Secure Socket Layer Protocol

Gabriela Mogos*, Gheorghe Radu

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Randomness is a crucial resource for cryptography, and random number generators are therefore critical building blocks of almost all cryptographic systems. Weak random values may result in an adversary ability to break the system, as was demonstrated by breaking the Netscape implementation of Secure Socket Layer. This paper explores alternatives to traditional ciphers and involves a theoretical study with available implementations described by the quantum literature as well as classical algorithms. This paper provides an original implementation of Secure Socket Layer that includes together Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) and Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) in a hybrid cryptographic protocol.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
JournalReview of Air Force Academy
Issue number2(26)
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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