Talk:Hard-core predicate

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There's a new paper The security of all RSA and discrete log bits whose abstract states that:

  • all bits of RSA and discrete log are hard core
  • every block of log |x| bits is simultaneously hard core

which is very relevant and very exciting; I haven't read the paper yet; the article needs to be updated. Arvindn 07:35, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Yep, this has actually been known for awhile, it's just now appearing in journal form. I can try to take a crack at some point in the near future. --Chris Peikert 20:36, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Yep. Took a look + added what I understood! RobertHannah89 (talk) 15:07, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

This question concerns blackbox one-way functions and computable one-way functions. [I use slightly different notation - is used to indicate the hard-core predicate instead of ]

Let be a length-preserving one-way function, and

Let be the hardcore predicate of .

Due to the Goldreich-Levin theorem, such a hardcore predicate exists for all length-preserving one-way functions.

We define the probabilities


Here: represents the algorithm for computing}

represents a blackbox for computing

is a finite length string chosen uniformly from , and

is any PPT algorithm.

The Goldreich-Levin theorem says that if is one-way, then for all algorithms , the probability is negligible function of . Thus, is also a negligible function of .

However, the Goldreich-Levin theorem does not say anything about the ratio .

My question: Is a negligible function of too? According to my logic, should be close to , and should be independent of .

Observation: If then having access to the algorithm of does not give any additional advantage over having blackbox access to (in computing the hard-core predicate)