Volume 18, Issue 3 (2007), pp. 375–394
The notion of concurrent signatures was introduced by Chen, Kudla and Paterson in their seminal paper in Eurocrypt 2004. In concurrent signature schemes, two entities can produce two signatures that are not binding, until an extra piece of information (namely the keystone) is released by one of the parties. Upon release of the keystone, both signatures become binding to their true signers concurrently. In ICICS 2005, two identity-based perfect concurrent signature schemes were proposed by Chow and Susilo. In this paper, we show that these two schemes are unfair. In which the initial signer can cheat the matching signer. We present a formal definition of ID-based concurrent signatures which redress the flaw of Chow et al.'s definition and then propose two simple but significant improvements to fix our attacks.
Volume 17, Issue 3 (2006), pp. 347–362
This paper introduces a new concept of convertible user designating confirmer partially blind signature, in which only the designated confirmer (designated by the user) and the user can verify and confirm the validity of given signatures and convert given signatures into publicly verifiable ones. We give a formal definition for it and propose a concrete provably secure scheme with a proof of security and a brief analysis of efficiency. Assuming the intractabilities of the Discrete Logarithm Problem and the ROS-Problem, the proposed scheme is unforgeable under adaptive chosen-message attack.