On the security of a strongly secure efficient certificateless signature scheme

Behnia, Rouzbeh and Heng, Swee Huay and Tan, Syh Yuan (2014) On the security of a strongly secure efficient certificateless signature scheme. In: Conference Proceedings - Cryptology 2014: Proceedings of the 4th International Cryptology and Information Security Conference 2014. Institute for Mathematical Research (INSPEM), pp. 12-17. ISBN 978-983440694-3

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Abstract

Certificateless cryptography overcomes the private key escrow problem in identity-based cryptography while addressing the costly issues in traditional public key cryptography. Due to their applications, particularly in mobile devices, efficient signature schemes with short signature length have attracted much attention within the cryptography community. In 2012, Tso, Huang and Susilo proposed an efficient certificateless signature scheme. While all the existing short certificateless signature schemes in the literature are only secure against the weakest type of adversary, namely, normal adversary, the new scheme claims to be secure against the strongest type of adversary, namely, super adversary. In this paper, we falsify Tso et al.'s claim by mounting an attack on their scheme. We show that upon a public key replacement attack, a Type I strong adversary (which is weaker than a super adversary) is able to forge signatures on behalf of the signer.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 4th International Cryptology and Information Security Conference 2014, Cryptology 2014; Putrajaya; Malaysia; 24 June 2014 through 26 June 2014
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA76.75-76.765 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 05:00
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 05:00
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/6157

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