Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2012/692

Integrated PKE and PEKS - Stronger Security Notions and New Constructions

Yu Chen and Jiang Zhang and Zhenfeng Zhang and Dongdai Lin

Abstract: In this paper we investigate the security for integrated public-key encryption (PKE) and public-key encryption with keyword search (PEKS) schemes. We observe that the security notions for integrated PKE and PEKS schemes considered in the existing literature are not strong enough to capture practical attacks, thus define a new notion named joint CCA-security which is shown to be stronger than the previous ones. We also propose two simple and efficient constructions of jointly CCA-secure integrated PKE and PEKS schemes from anonymous (hierarchical) identity- based encryption schemes. Besides, we review the consistency for PEKS schemes and improve previous results.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography /

Date: received 10 Dec 2012

Contact author: cycosmic at gmail com

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