Advertisement

Remark!: A Secure Protocol for Remote Exams

  • Rosario Giustolisi
  • Gabriele Lenzini
  • Peter Y. A. RyanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8809)

Abstract

This manuscript presents Remark!, an electronic exam protocol which achieves several authentication, (conditional) anonymity, privacy, and verifiability properties without trusted third parties. Remark! is primarily designed for invigilated Internet-based exams but it also fits computer-based exams with candidates taking their exam in classrooms.

Keywords

Electronic exams Security analysis Security protocol design Authentication Anonymity Privacy Verifiability 

Notes

Acknowledgement

We thank Jannik Dreier, Ali Kassem and Pascal Lafourcade for helpful discussions on the security of our protocol.

Supplementary material

References

  1. [AA10]
    Huszti, A., Pethõ, A.: A secure electronic exam system. Publicationes Mathematicae Debrecen 77, 299–312 (2010)MathSciNetzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  2. [che]
    How to Cheat on Test Using School Supplies. http://www.wikihow.com/Cheat-on-a-Test-Using-School-Supplies
  3. [CS14]
    Culnane, C., Schneider, S.: A peered bulletin board for robust use in verifiable voting systems. CoRR, abs/1401.4151 (2014)Google Scholar
  4. [DGK+14]
    Dreier, J., Giustolisi, R., Kassem, A., Lafourcade, P., Lenzini, G., Ryan, P.Y.A.: Formal analysis of electronic exams (work under review) (2014)Google Scholar
  5. [GRG13]
    Bella, G., Giustolisi, R., Lenzini, G.: What security for electronic exams? In: 2013 International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems (CRiSIS), pp. 1–5 (2013)Google Scholar
  6. [GRG14]
    Bella, G., Giustolisi R., Lenzini, G.: Secure exams despite malicious management. In: Proceedings of 12th Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST) (to appear, 2014)Google Scholar
  7. [JJA06]
    Castella-Roca, J., Herrera-Joancomarti, J., Dorca-Josa, A.: A secure e-exam management system. In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES ’06, pp. 864–871. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC (2006)Google Scholar
  8. [JPV13]
    Benaloh, J., Ryan, P.Y.A., Teague, V.: Verifiable postal voting. In: Christianson, B., Malcolm, J., Stajano, F., Anderson, J., Bonneau, J. (eds.) Security Protocols 2013. LNCS, vol. 8263, pp. 54–65. Springer, Heidelberg (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. [L.13]
    Copeland, L.: School cheating scandal shakes up atlanta, April 2013. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/13/atlanta-school-cheatring-race/2079327/
  10. [OS14]
    Pieczul, O., Foley, S.N.: Collaborating as normal: detecting systemic anomalies in your partner. In: Proceedings of 22nd International Security Protocols Workshop, Cambridge (to appear, 2014)Google Scholar
  11. [Pro]
  12. [R.14]
    Watson, R.: Student visa system fraud exposed in BBC investigation, February 2014. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26024375
  13. [RO11]
    Haenni, R., Spycher, O.: Secure internet voting on limited devices with anonymized DSA public keys. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Electronic Voting Technology/Workshop on Trustworthy Elections, EVT/WOTE’11. USENIX Association (2011)Google Scholar
  14. [SR14]
    Murdoch, S., Anderson, R.: Security protocols and evidence: where many payment systems fail. In: Financial Cryptography (to appear, 2014)Google Scholar
  15. [usn]
    U.S. Navy discloses nuclear exam cheating. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/04/us/navy-cheating-investigation/

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosario Giustolisi
    • 1
  • Gabriele Lenzini
    • 1
  • Peter Y. A. Ryan
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Centre for Reliability, Security and Trust (SnT)University of LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg

Personalised recommendations