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The Game of the Name in Cryptographic Tables

08/1999; DOI: 10.1007/3-540-46674-6_3
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ABSTRACT We present a name-passing calculus that can be regarded as a simplified pi-calculus equipped with a cryptographic table. The latter is a data structure representing the relationships among names. We apply the calculus to the modelling and verification of secrecy and authenticity properties in cryptographic protocols relying on symmetric shared keys. Following classical approaches [8], we formulate the verification task as a reachability problem and prove its decidability assuming finite principals and bounds on the sorts of the messages synthesized by the attacker.

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