Cryptanalysis of Strong Designated Verifier Signature Scheme with Non-delegatability and Non-transferability

Mingwu ZHANG  Tsuyoshi TAKAGI  Bo YANG  Fagen LI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E95-A   No.1   pp.259-262
Publication Date: 2012/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E95.A.259
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Cryptography and Information Security)
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Keyword: 
strong designated verifier signature,  unforgeability,  non-delegatability,  non-transferability,  privacy of signer identity,  

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Summary: 
Strong designated verifier signature scheme (SDVS) allows a verifier to privately check the validity of a signature. Recently, Huang et al. first constructed an identity-based SDVS scheme (HYWS) in a stronger security model with non-interactive proof of knowledge, which holds the security properties of unforgeability, non-transferability, non-delegatability, and privacy of signer's identity. In this paper, we show that their scheme does not provide the claimed properties. Our analysis indicates that HYWS scheme neither resist on the designated verifier signature forgery nor provide simulation indistinguishability, which violates the security properties of unforgeability, non-delegatability and non-transferability.