Pub. online:5 Aug 2022Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 16, Issue 1 (2005), pp. 37–44
In 1995, Wu proposed a remote login authentication scheme based on geometric approach. However, Chien, Jan and Tseng presented a cryptanalysis of Wu’s scheme to show that it is not secure. Moreover, they proposed a modified version of Wu’s scheme. This paper presents there is a serious weakness in this modified remote login authentication scheme. We show that an illegal user can easily forge a valid login request in the modified version proposed previously.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2017Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 28, Issue 2 (2017), pp. 375–386
The popularity of sharing data through cloud services has increased these days. As a result, the security of data sharing has become an important issue. The security mechanism has to ensure that the shared data would not be intercepted or altered by illegal members during transmission. A data sharing scheme for cloud services is proposed in this paper to achieve the following four security requirements: 1) forward secrecy and backward secrecy, 2) source authentication, 3) data integrity, and 4) confidentiality. In addition, message recovery is applied to improve the efficiency of encryption and signature computation. The computation cost is reduced by computing a common key for all data. Thus, the data owner only needs to encrypt the shared data once before sending it in this proposed scheme.
Volume 11, Issue 2 (2000), pp. 137–144
In the (t,n) proxy signature scheme, the signature, originally signed by a signer, can be signed by t or more proxy signers out of a proxy group of n members. Recently, an efficient nonrepudiable threshold proxy signature scheme with known signers was proposed by H.-M. Sun. Sun's scheme has two advantages. One is nonrepudiation. The proxy group cannot deny that having signed the proxy signature. Any verifier can identify the proxy group as a real signer. The other is identifiable signers. The verifier is able to identify the actual signers in the proxy group. Also, the signers cannot deny that having generated the proxy signature. In this article, we present a cryptanalysis of the Sun's scheme. Further, we propose a secure, nonrepudiable and known signers threshold proxy signature scheme which remedies the weakness of the Sun's scheme.