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Probabilistic signature scheme

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Probabilistic Signature Scheme (PSS) is a cryptographic signature scheme designed by Mihir Bellare and Phillip Rogaway.[1]

RSA-PSS is an adaptation of their work and is standardized as part of PKCS#1 v2.1. In general, RSA-PSS should be used as a replacement for RSA-PKCS#1 v1.5.


PSS was specifically developed to allow modern methods of security analysis to prove that its security directly relates to that of the RSA problem. There is no such proof for the traditional PKCS#1 v1.5 scheme.



  1. ^ Bellare, Mihir; Rogaway, Phillip. "PSS: Provably Secure Encoding Method for Digital Signatures" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-10.
  2. ^ Inc., OpenSSL Foundation. "/docs/manmaster/man7/RSA-PSS.html". www.openssl.org. Retrieved 2018-10-05. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ "wolfSSL Changelog | wolfSSL Embedded SSL/TLS Library Documentation". wolfSSL. Retrieved 2018-10-05.

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