Titanium: A Metadata-Hiding File-Sharing System with Malicious Security

Weikeng Chen (DZK/UC Berkeley), Thang Hoang (Virginia Tech), Jorge Guajardo (Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center), Attila A. Yavuz (University of South Florida)

End-to-end encrypted file-sharing systems enable users to share files without revealing the file contents to the storage servers. However, the servers still learn metadata, including user identities and access patterns. Prior work tried to remove such leakage but relied on strong assumptions. Metal (NDSS '20) is not secure against malicious servers. MCORAM (ASIACRYPT '20) provides confidentiality against malicious servers, but not integrity.

Titanium is a metadata-hiding file-sharing system that offers confidentiality and integrity against malicious users and servers. Compared with MCORAM, which offers confidentiality against malicious servers, Titanium also offers integrity. Experiments show that Titanium is 5x-200x faster or more than MCORAM.