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Title: Secure Image Hash Comparison for Warhead Verification

The effort to inspect and verify warheads in the context of possible future arms control treaties is rife with security and implementation issues. In this paper we review prior work on perceptual image hashing for template-based warhead verification. Furthermore, we formalize the notion of perceptual hashes and demonstrate that large classes of such functions are likely not cryptographically secure. We close with a brief discussion of fully homomorphic encryption as an alternative technique.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1237813
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-103277
DN2001000
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 55th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM 2014), July 20-24, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, 1:500-509
Publisher:
Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Deerfield, IL, United States(US).
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English