Traceable Signatures

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Traceable Signatures
Abstract. This work presents a new privacy primitive called “Traceable Signatures”, together with an efficient provably secure implementation. To this end, we develop the underlying mathematical and protocol tools, present the concepts and the underlying security model, and then realize the scheme and its security proof. Traceable signatures support an extended set of fairness mechanisms (mechanisms for anonymity management and revocation) when compared with the traditional group signature mechanism. The extended functionality of traceable signatures is needed for proper operation and adequate level of privacy in various settings and applications. For example, the new notion allows (distributed) tracing of all signatures of a single (misbehaving) party without opening signatures and revealing identities of any other user in the system. In contrast, if such tracing is implemented by a state of the art group signature system, such wide opening of all signatures of a single user is a...
Aggelos Kiayias, Yiannis Tsiounis, Moti Yung
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Authors Aggelos Kiayias, Yiannis Tsiounis, Moti Yung
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