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Short signatures from the Weil pairing
, 2001
"... We introduce a short signature scheme based on the Computational DiffieHellman assumption on certain elliptic and hyperelliptic curves. The signature length is half the size of a DSA signature for a similar level of security. Our short signature scheme is designed for systems where signatures ar ..."
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We introduce a short signature scheme based on the Computational DiffieHellman assumption on certain elliptic and hyperelliptic curves. The signature length is half the size of a DSA signature for a similar level of security. Our short signature scheme is designed for systems where signatures are typed in by a human or signatures are sent over a lowbandwidth channel.
Fuzzy identitybased encryption
 In EUROCRYPT
, 2005
"... We introduce a new type of IdentityBased Encryption (IBE) scheme that we call Fuzzy IdentityBased Encryption. In Fuzzy IBE we view an identity as set of descriptive attributes. A Fuzzy IBE scheme allows for a private key for an identity, ω, to decrypt a ciphertext encrypted with an identity, ω ′ , ..."
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We introduce a new type of IdentityBased Encryption (IBE) scheme that we call Fuzzy IdentityBased Encryption. In Fuzzy IBE we view an identity as set of descriptive attributes. A Fuzzy IBE scheme allows for a private key for an identity, ω, to decrypt a ciphertext encrypted with an identity, ω ′ , if and only if the identities ω and ω ′ are close to each other as measured by the “set overlap ” distance metric. A Fuzzy IBE scheme can be applied to enable encryption using biometric inputs as identities; the errortolerance property of a Fuzzy IBE scheme is precisely what allows for the use of biometric identities, which inherently will have some noise each time they are sampled. Additionally, we show that FuzzyIBE can be used for a type of application that we term “attributebased encryption”. In this paper we present two constructions of Fuzzy IBE schemes. Our constructions can be viewed as an IdentityBased Encryption of a message under several attributes that compose a (fuzzy) identity. Our IBE schemes are both errortolerant and secure against collusion attacks. Additionally, our basic construction does not use random oracles. We prove the security of our schemes under the SelectiveID security model. 1
Efficient algorithms for pairingbased cryptosystems
, 2002
"... We describe fast new algorithms to implement recent cryptosystems based on the Tate pairing. In particular, our techniques improve pairing evaluation speed by a factor of about 55 compared to previously known methods in characteristic 3, and attain performance comparable to that of RSA in larger ch ..."
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We describe fast new algorithms to implement recent cryptosystems based on the Tate pairing. In particular, our techniques improve pairing evaluation speed by a factor of about 55 compared to previously known methods in characteristic 3, and attain performance comparable to that of RSA in larger characteristics. We also propose faster algorithms for scalar multiplication in characteristic 3 and square root extraction over Fpm, the latter technique being also useful in contexts other than that of pairingbased cryptography.
Efficient identitybased encryption without random oracles
, 2005
"... We present the first efficient IdentityBased Encryption (IBE) scheme that is fully secure without random oracles. We first present our IBE construction and reduce the security of our scheme to the decisional Bilinear DiffieHellman (BDH) problem. Additionally, we show that our techniques can be use ..."
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We present the first efficient IdentityBased Encryption (IBE) scheme that is fully secure without random oracles. We first present our IBE construction and reduce the security of our scheme to the decisional Bilinear DiffieHellman (BDH) problem. Additionally, we show that our techniques can be used to build a new signature scheme that is secure under the computational DiffieHellman assumption without random oracles. 1
Aggregate and Verifiably Encrypted Signatures from Bilinear Maps
, 2002
"... An aggregate signature scheme is a digital signature that supports aggregation: Given n signatures on n distinct messages from n distinct users, it is possible to aggregate all these signatures into a single short signature. This single signature (and the n original messages) will convince the verif ..."
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An aggregate signature scheme is a digital signature that supports aggregation: Given n signatures on n distinct messages from n distinct users, it is possible to aggregate all these signatures into a single short signature. This single signature (and the n original messages) will convince the verifier that the n users did indeed sign the n original messages (i.e., user i signed message M i for i = 1; : : : ; n). In this paper we introduce the concept of an aggregate signature scheme, present security models for such signatures, and give several applications for aggregate signatures. We construct an efficient aggregate signature from a recent short signature scheme based on bilinear maps due to Boneh, Lynn, and Shacham. Aggregate signatures are useful for reducing the size of certificate chains (by aggregating all signatures in the chain) and for reducing message size in secure routing protocols such as SBGP. We also show that aggregate signatures give rise to verifiably encrypted signatures. Such signatures enable the verifier to test that a given ciphertext C is the encryption of a signature on a given message M . Verifiably encrypted signatures are used in contractsigning protocols. Finally, we show that similar ideas can be used to extend the short signature scheme to give simple ring signatures.
An identity based encryption scheme based on quadratic residues
 IN IMA INT. CONF
, 2001
"... We present a novel public key cryptosystem in which the public key of a subscriber can be chosen to be a publicly known value, such as his identity. We discuss the security of the proposed scheme, and show that this is related to the difficulty of solving the quadratic residuosity problem. ..."
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We present a novel public key cryptosystem in which the public key of a subscriber can be chosen to be a publicly known value, such as his identity. We discuss the security of the proposed scheme, and show that this is related to the difficulty of solving the quadratic residuosity problem.
ChosenCiphertext Security from IdentityBased Encryption. Adv
 in Cryptology — Eurocrypt 2004, LNCS
, 2004
"... We propose simple and efficient CCAsecure publickey encryption schemes (i.e., schemes secure against adaptive chosenciphertext attacks) based on any identitybased encryption (IBE) scheme. Our constructions have ramifications of both theoretical and practical interest. First, our schemes give a n ..."
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We propose simple and efficient CCAsecure publickey encryption schemes (i.e., schemes secure against adaptive chosenciphertext attacks) based on any identitybased encryption (IBE) scheme. Our constructions have ramifications of both theoretical and practical interest. First, our schemes give a new paradigm for achieving CCAsecurity; this paradigm avoids “proofs of wellformedness ” that have been shown to underlie previous constructions. Second, instantiating our construction using known IBE constructions we obtain CCAsecure encryption schemes whose performance is competitive with the most efficient CCAsecure schemes to date. Our techniques extend naturally to give an efficient method for securing also IBE schemes (even hierarchical ones) against adaptive chosenciphertext attacks. Coupled with previous work, this gives the first efficient constructions of CCAsecure IBE schemes. 1
Hierarchical identity based encryption with constant size ciphertext
, 2005
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Signature schemes and anonymous credentials from bilinear maps
, 2004
"... We propose a new and efficient signature scheme that is provably secure in the plain model. The security of our scheme is based on a discretelogarithmbased assumption put forth by Lysyanskaya, Rivest, Sahai, and Wolf (LRSW) who also showed that it holds for generic groups and is independent of th ..."
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We propose a new and efficient signature scheme that is provably secure in the plain model. The security of our scheme is based on a discretelogarithmbased assumption put forth by Lysyanskaya, Rivest, Sahai, and Wolf (LRSW) who also showed that it holds for generic groups and is independent of the decisional DiffieHellman assumption. We prove security of our scheme under the LRSW assumption for groups with bilinear maps. We then show how our scheme can be used to construct efficient anonymous credential systems as well as group signature and identity escrow schemes. To this end, we provide efficient protocols that allow one to prove in zeroknowledge the knowledge of a signature on a committed (or encrypted) message and to obtain a signature on a committed message.