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#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>
* The protocol for hybrid encryption.
* Implementations of this protocol are secure against adaptive chosen ciphertext attacks. In
* addition to @c plaintext the encryption takes an extra parameter @c contextInfo, which usually is
* public data implicit from the context, but should be bound to the resulting ciphertext: upon
* decryption the ciphertext allows for checking the integrity of @c contextInfo (but there are no
* guarantees with regard to secrecy or authenticity of @c contextInfo).
* WARNING: Hybrid Encryption does not provide authenticity, that is the recipient of an encrypted
* message does not know the identity of the sender. Similar to general public-key encryption
* schemes the security goal of Hybrid Encryption is to provide privacy only. In other words,
* Hybrid Encryption is secure if and only if the recipient can accept anonymous messages or can
* rely on other mechanisms to authenticate the sender.
* @c contextInfo can be empty or nil, but to ensure the correct decryption of the resulting
* ciphertext the same value must be provided for the decryption operation.
* A concrete instantiation of this interface can implement the binding of @c contextInfo to the
* ciphertext in various ways, for example:
* - Use @c contextInfo as "associated data"-input for the employed AEAD symmetric encryption
* (
* - Use @c contextInfo as "CtxInfo"-input for HKDF (if the implementation uses HKDF as key
* derivation function:
@protocol TINKHybridEncrypt <NSObject>
/* Encrypts @c plaintext binding @c contextInfo to the resulting ciphertext. */
- (nullable NSData *)encrypt:(NSData *)plaintext
withContextInfo:(nullable NSData *)contextInfo
error:(NSError **)error;