Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2004/135

More Efficient Server Assisted One Time Signatures

Vipul Goyal

Abstract: Server assisted one time signature scheme was recently presented as a non-repudiation service for mobile and constrained devices. However, the scheme suffered with high storage requirements for the virtual server and high memory requirements for the mobile client. We improve the scheme by significantly reducing virtual server storage requirements as well as mobile client memory requirements. More precisely, the virtual server storage requirements in our scheme are reduced by a factor of more than 80 compared to the original scheme. Further, memory requirements for the mobile client are reduced by a factor of more than 130. This is done by generating various quantities pseudorandomly and storing just their cryptographic hash (instead of storing them fully) wherever possible, while still being able to perform dispute resolution.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols /

Publication Info: Unpublished Note

Date: received 5 Jun 2004, last revised 1 Jan 2007

Contact author: vipul goyal at cse04 itbhu org

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Version: 20070102:044316 (All versions of this report)

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