A Prototype KPS and Its Application--IC Card Based Key Sharing and Cryptographic Communication--

Tsutomu MATSUMOTO  Youichi TAKASHIMA  Hideki IMAI  Minoru SASAKI  Hiroharu YOSHIKAWA  Shin-ichiro WATANABE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E73   No.7   pp.1111-1119
Publication Date: 1990/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Cryptography and Information Security)
Category: Applications

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This paper demonstrates and confirms that a large-network-oriented key sharing method called the key predistribution system (KPS) is really practical and useful for supporting end-to-end cryptographic communication, by presenting a prototype implementation of KPS using special IC cards and its application to facsimile systems. This prototype can build a secure channel over any ordinary facsimile network using the following types of equipments: (1) an IC card implementing a linear scheme for KPS and the DES algorithm, (2) an adaptor-type interface device between the IC card and a facsimile terminal with no cryptographic function, and (3) a device for each managing center of KPS.