Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2005/002

Logcrypt: Forward Security and Public Verification for Secure Audit Logs

Jason E. Holt and Kent E. Seamons

Abstract: Logcrypt provides strong cryptographic assurances that data stored by a logging facility before a system compromise cannot be modified after the compromise without detection. We build on prior work by showing how log creation can be separated from log verification, and describing several additional performance and convenience features not previously considered.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / forward secrecy, audit logs, public-key cryptography

Publication Info: Australasian Information Security Workshop (AISW) 2006

Date: received 4 Jan 2005, last revised 29 Nov 2005

Contact author: eprint at lunkwill org

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Note: Updates and clarifications to the paper to appear at AISW 2006.

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