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Quantum Information Processing

, Volume 13, Issue 9, pp 2007–2016 | Cite as

Forgery attack on one-time proxy signature and the improvement

  • Chun-Wei Yang
  • Yi-Ping Luo
  • Tzonelih Hwang
Article

Abstract

This paper points out that in Wang and Wei’s scheme (Quantum Inf Process 11:455–463, 2012), an eavesdropper, Eve, can replace the original message of a proxy signature with a forged one of her choice without being detected by the verifier. Accordingly, one of the security requirements of a quantum signature, i.e., unforgeability, may not be satisfied in their scheme. An improvement is given to avoid this attack, and the comparisons with the existing quantum proxy signature are also demonstrated.

Keywords

Forgery attack One-time proxy signature Decoherence-free state Quantum cryptography 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the National Science Council of Republic of China for financial support of this research under Contract No. NSC 100-2221-E-006-152-MY3.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan, ROC

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