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ECIES is Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme. It a hybrid encryption scheme proposed by Victor Shoup.

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Secure Transmission of Secret Keys Between Mobile App and API Server

I need to establish a secure method for transmitting shared secret keys between a mobile app and an API server to ensure the integrity of the data. When initially exchanging shared secret keys, I'am ...
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Reason to generate encryption keypair server side rather than on device?

I want my native applications (android/ios) to have a keypair (RSA or ECIES) so that certain data on requests to my API can be encrypted. I want each client to have a unique keypair. The device will ...
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ECIES-like scheme using PBKF2?

I would like to marry ECIES to a scheme based on PBKFD2. Effectively, I want the Key Encapsulation Mechanism to use Diffie-Hellman, but rather than encrypting the seed material with the recipient's ...
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Which KDF should be used for ECIES?

According to Wikipedia, ECIES requires a key derivation function. I already have an implementation of PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA256 in my library, so I could use this. Is PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA256 (salted of course) ...
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How is ECIES available in FIPS Validated libraries?

ECIES is Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme. Both Certicom's SecurityBuilder and RSA Data Security BSAFE provide ECIES. Both are FIPS 140 validated, and both clearly list ECIES in their data ...
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