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JSW 2017 Vol.12(8): 649-659 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.12.8.649-656

A Lightweight ID-Based Strong Designated Verifier Signature Scheme against Key-Compromise Attacks

Han-Yu Lin*, Leo-Fan Yang and Yao-Min Hung
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan.

Abstract—Lightweight cryptographic mechanisms are crucial for mobile computing as mobile devices usually have limited computing power and insufficient storage space. Some sensitive mobile applications, however, might still require simultaneously fulfilling the security requirements of confidentiality, integrity, authenticity and non-repudiation. Strong designated verifier signatures (SDVS) could be regarded as special variations of generic digital signatures, since only the intended verifier will be convinced of their authenticity. Furthermore, the intended verifier has no way to transfer his proof to any third party. In this paper, the authors incorporate the concept of timestamp with SDVS schemes to propose a lightweight and CMA-secure ID-based SDVS scheme. Our security model further allows the adversary to request the signer’s private key for simulating the realistic key-compromise attack. The comparison result showed that the proposed scheme not only is more secure, but also has better computational efficiency.

Index Terms—Lightweight, identity-based, strong designated verifier, digital signature, timestamp.

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Cite: Han-Yu Lin, Leo-Fan Yang and Yao-Min Hung, "A Lightweight ID-Based Strong Designated Verifier Signature Scheme against Key-Compromise Attacks," Journal of Software vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 649-656, 2017.

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ISSN: 1796-217X
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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