Chameleon Signature from Bilinear Pairing
Chameleon signatures are non-interactive signatures based on a hash-and-sign paradigm, and similar in efficiency to regular signatures. The distinguishing characteristic of chameleon signatures is that there are non-transferable, with only the designated recipient capable of asserting its validity. In this paper, we introduce a new ID-based chameleon hash function based on bilinear pairing and build the ID-based chameleon signature scheme. Compared with the conventional chameleon hashing functions, the owner of a public hash key in the ID-based chameleon hashing scheme does not necessarily need to retrieve the associated secret key. The scheme enjoys all the attributes in the normal chameleon signature and the added characteristics of ID-based cryptography based on bilinear pairing.
ID-based Authenticated Two Round Multi-Party Key Agreement
This paper proposes an ID-based authenticated two round multi-party key agreement among n parties. Several ID-based two-party and tripartite key agreement schemes were proposed recently. Our two round multi-party key agreement scheme utilizes the idea of the two-round group key exchange protocol of Burmester and Desmedt. The authenticity of the protocol is assured by a special signature scheme, so the messages carrying the information of ephemeral key can be broadcasted authentically by an entity. Security attributes of our protocol are presented, and computational overhead and band width of the broadcast messages are analyzed as well.
An Improved ID-based Authenticated Group Key Agreement Scheme
Authenticated group key agreement problem is important in many modern collaborative and distributed applications. There are two ID-based authenticated group key agreement schemes have been proposed by Choi et al. and us, which are based on bilinear pairings and BD scheme. Recently, Zhang and Chen propose an impersonation attack on the two schemes, which means the schemes are not fully authenticated. In this paper, we propose an improved ID-based authenticated group key agreement scheme which can resist this attack.