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Constructing Efficient Certificate-based Encryption with Paring

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Author(s): Yang Lu | Jiguo Li | Junmo Xiao

Journal: Journal of Computers
ISSN 1796-203X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: certificate-based encryption | pairing | p-BDHI assumption | random oracle model

ABSTRACT
The certificate-based encryption (CBE) is a new PKC paradigm which combines traditional public-key encryption (PKE) and identity based encryption (IBE) while preserving their features. CBE provides an efficient implicit certificate mechanism to eliminate third-party queries for the certificate status and to simply the certificate revocation problem. Therefore, CBE can be used to construct an efficient PKI requiring fewer infrastructures. In addition, it also solves the key escrow problem and key distribution problem inherent in IBE. In this paper, we construct an efficient CBE scheme with paring and prove it to be CCAsecure in the random oracle model based on the hardness of the Bilinear Diffie-Hellman Inversion assumption. When compared with other existing CBE schemes, our scheme has obvious advantage in the computation performance.

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