Pub. online:1 Jan 2007Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 18, Issue 1 (2007), pp. 55–60
Recently, Chen, Chung, and Huang proposed a traceable proxy multisignature scheme based on the elliptic curve cryptosystem. However, this paper shows that the original signers can produce a valid signature as the proxy signer does in the proxy protected scheme. Therefore, Chen et al.'s proxy-protected scheme cannot protect the proxy signer from being forged by the original signers. We further find that the early work of Chen et al. in 2003 suffers the same attack. To overcome this problem, an improved scheme will be presented.