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Improvement of Selvi et al.’s Identity-Based Threshold Signcryption Scheme

  • Wei Yuan
  • Liang Hu
  • Hongtu Li
  • Jianfeng Chu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 113)

Abstract

Signcryption can realize the function of encryption and signature in a reasonable logic step, which can lower computational costs and communication overheads. In 2008, Selvi et al. proposed an identity-based threshold signcryption scheme. Our previous analysis has been showed that the threshold signcryption scheme of Selvi et al. is vulnerable if the attacker can replace the group public key and has pointed out that the receiver uses the senders’ public key without any verification in the unsigncrypt stage cause this attack. Further, we propose a probably secure improved scheme to correct the vulnerable and give the unforgeability and confidentiality of our improved scheme under the existing security assumption.

Keywords

Identity-based Signcryption Bilinear pairing Cryptanalysis Attack 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank the editors and anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments. This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 60873235 and 60473099, the National Grand Fundamental Research 973 Program of China (Grant No. 2009CB320706), Scientific and Technological Developing Scheme of Jilin Province (20080318) and Program of New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET-06-0300).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyJilin UniversityChangchunChina

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