## Oblivious Transfer with a Memory-Bounded Receiver

### Christian Cachin, Claude Crépeau, and Julien Marcil

Proceedings of the 39th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science — FOCS '98, IEEE, pp. 493–502, Nov 1998.

We propose a protocol for oblivious transfer that is unconditionally secure under the sole assumption that the memory size of the receiver is bounded. The model assumes that a random bit string slightly larger than the receiver's memory is broadcast (either by the sender or by a third party). In our construction, both parties need memory of size in $ q(n^{2-2 a})$ for some $ a<\frac{1}{2}$, when a random string of size $N=n^{2- a- b}$ is broadcast, for $ a> b>0$, whereas a malicious receiver can have up to $ g N$ bits of memory for any $ g<1$. In the course of our analysis, we provide a direct study of an interactive hashing protocol closely related to that of Naor et al. NOVY98.

## BibTeX Citation

@inproceedings{CaCrMa98, author = {Christian Cachin and Claude Crépeau and Julien Marcil}, title = {Oblivious Transfer with a Memory-Bounded Receiver}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 39th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science --- FOCS~'98}, pages = 493--502, year = 1998, month = 11, publisher = {IEEE}, }