Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2010/028

A secure anonymous communication scheme in vehicular ad hoc networks from pairings

Jue-Sam Chou, Yalin Chen

Abstract: Security and efficiency are two crucial issues in vehicular ad hoc networks. Many researches have devoted to these issues. However, we found that most of the proposed protocols in this area are insecure and can’t satisfy the anonymous property. Due to this observation, we propose a secure and anonymous method based on bilinear pairings to resolve the problems. After analysis, we conclude that our scheme is the most secure when compared with other protocols proposed so far.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / Anonymous communication protocol, bilinear pairings, ID-based cryptosystem, man in the middle attack, ad hoc networks, KCI attack resistance, mutual authentication

Date: received 19 Jan 2010

Contact author: jschou at mail nhu edu tw

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