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SECCURE compatible Elliptic Curve cryptography

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py-seccure

Simple Elliptic Curve Cryptography for Python compatible with the excellent SECCURE command line utility (version 0.5). It’s licensed under LGPLv3. See LICENSE.

Do not use ``py-seccure`` when its operation can be timed by an attacker. See timing attack.

Usage

Public key from private

To get the public key from the private, you can use the original commandline utility:

$ seccure-key
Assuming curve p160.
Enter private key: my private key
The public key is: 8W;>i^H0qi|J&$coR5MFpR*Vn

In Python:

>>> import seccure
>>> str(seccure.passphrase_to_pubkey(b'my private key'))
'8W;>i^H0qi|J&$coR5MFpR*Vn'

Encrypting a string

To encrypt for a public key, one would use the original commandline utility as follows.

$ seccure-encrypt -o private.msg '8W;>i^H0qi|J&$coR5MFpR*Vn'
Assuming MAC length of 80 bits.
Go ahead and type your message ...
This is a very very secret message!
^D

In Python:

>>> ciphertext = seccure.encrypt(b'This is a very secret message\n', b'8W;>i^H0qi|J&$coR5MFpR*Vn')
>>> ciphertext
'\x00\x146\x17\xe9\xc1\x1a\x7fkX\xec\xa0n,h\xb4\xd0\x98\xeaO[\xf8\xfa\x85\xaa\xb37!\xf0j\x0e\xd4\xd0\x8b\xfe}\x8a\xd2+\xf2\xceu\x07\x90K2E\x12\x1d\xf1\xd8\x8f\xc6\x91\t<w\x99\x1b9\x98'

There is a shorthand to encrypt a file:

>>> seccure.encrypt_file('/path/to/file',  '/path/to/file.enc', '8W;>i^H0qi|J&$coR5MFpR*Vn')

Decrypting

To decrypt the message with the original utility:

$ seccure-decrypt -i private.msg
Assuming MAC length of 80 bits.
Assuming curve p160.
Enter private key: my private key
This is a very very secret message!
Integrity check successful, message unforged!

In Python:

>>> seccure.decrypt(ciphertext, b'my private key')
'This is a very secret message\n'

And to decrypt a file:

>>> seccure.decrypt_file('/path/to/file.enc',  '/path/to/file', b'my private key')

Creating a signature

To create a signature:

$ seccure-sign
Assuming curve p160.
Enter private key: my private key
Go ahead and type your message ...
This message will be signed
^D
Signature: $HPI?t(I*1vAYsl$|%21WXND=6Br*[>k(OR9B!GOwHqL0s+3Uq

In Python:

>>> seccure.sign(b'This message will be signed\n', b'my private key')
'$HPI?t(I*1vAYsl$|%21WXND=6Br*[>k(OR9B!GOwHqL0s+3Uq'

Verifying a signature

To verify a signature:

$ seccure-verify '8W;>i^H0qi|J&$coR5MFpR*Vn' '$HPI?t(I*1vAYsl$|%21WXND=6Br*[>k(OR9B!GOwHqL0s+3Uq'
Go ahead and type your message ...
This message will be signed
^D
Signature successfully verified!

In Python:

>>> seccure.verify(b'This message will be signed\n', b'$HPI?t(I*1vAYsl$|%21WXND=6Br*[>k(OR9B!GOwHqL0s+3Uq', b'8W;>i^H0qi|J&$coR5MFpR*Vn')
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Installation

On Debian Wheezy

$ apt-get install libgmp3-dev build-essential python-dev python-pip
$ pip install seccure

On Ubuntu

$ apt-get install libgmp-dev build-essential python-dev python-pip
$ pip install seccure

On Mac with MacPorts

$ port install gmp
$ pip install seccure

Please contribute!

To help out, you could:

  1. Test and report any bugs or other difficulties.
  2. Implement missing features, such as seccure-dh, seccure-veridec and seccure-signcrypt.
  3. Package py-seccure (or the original SECCURE itself) for your platform.
  4. Write more unit tests.
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py-seccure Changelog

0.3.2 (2016-08-07)

  • Add generate_keypair
  • Fix doubling of affine points. #10 (Thanks-to: Joep Peeters)

0.3.1.3 (2016-01-03)

  • Small fix for Python 2.6

0.3.1.2 (2015-12-29)

  • Use static __version__ attribute.
  • Use RST for README

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