Key-pair(Public key, Private key) conflict analysis using OpenSSL

OpenSSL을 이용한 키쌍(공개키·개인키) 충돌율 분석

  • Received : 2014.07.22
  • Accepted : 2014.08.07
  • Published : 2014.08.31


The development of public-key-based technique that enables a variety of services(E-government, e-banking, e-payment, etc.) evaluated as having complete safety. On the other hand, vulnerabilities(e.g, heartbleed bug, etc.) are constantly being discovered. In this paper, a public key infrastructure to verify the safety and reliability, the collision rate using OpenSSL key pair was analyzed. the experiment was performed using the following procedure. Openssl was used to create five private certification agencies, and each of the private certificate authority certificates to create 2 million, generating a total of 10 million by the certificate of the key pair conflicts analysis. The results revealed 35,000 in 1 million, 0.35% chance of a public key, a private key conflict occurred. This is sufficient in various fields(E-payment, Security Server, etc.). A future public-key-based technique to remove the threat of a random number generator, large minority issues, in-depth study of selection will be needed.


The public key based technique;RSA Cryptosystem;The key pair conflict analysis;The collision rate


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