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History-based signature or how to trust anonymous documents

Bussard, Laurent;Molva, Refik;Roudier, Yves

iTrust 2004, 2nd International Conference on Trust Management, 29th March- 1st April 2004, St. Anne's College, Oxford, UK / PAM'2004, 5th annual Passive & Active Measurement Workshop, April 19-20, 2004, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France / Also Published in LNCS Volume 2995

This paper tackles the following problem: how to decide whether data are trustworthy when their originator wants to remain anonymous? More and more documents are available digitally and it is necessary to have information about their author in order to evaluate the accuracy of those data. Digital signatures and identity certificates are generally used for this purpose. However, trust is not always about identity. In addition authors often want to remain anonymous in order to protect their privacy. This makes common signature schemes unsuitable. We suggest an extension of group signatures where some anonymous person can sign a document as a friend of Alice, as a French citizen, or as someone that was in Paris in December, without revealing any identity. We refer to such scheme as history-based signatures.

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Type:Conference
Language:English
City:Antibes Juan-les-Pins
Country:FRANCE
Date:
Department:Networking and Security
Eurecom ref:1346
Copyright: © Springer. Personal use of this material is permitted. The definitive version of this paper was published in iTrust 2004, 2nd International Conference on Trust Management, 29th March- 1st April 2004, St. Anne's College, Oxford, UK / PAM'2004, 5th annual Passive & Active Measurement Workshop, April 19-20, 2004, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France / Also Published in LNCS Volume 2995 and is available at : http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b96545
Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+1346, doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b96545}, year = {2004}, title = {{H}istory-based signature or how to trust anonymous documents}, author = {{B}ussard, {L}aurent and {M}olva, {R}efik and {R}oudier, {Y}ves}, booktitle = {i{T}rust 2004, 2nd {I}nternational {C}onference on {T}rust {M}anagement, 29th {M}arch- 1st {A}pril 2004, {S}t. {A}nne's {C}ollege, {O}xford, {UK} / {PAM}'2004, 5th annual {P}assive \& {A}ctive {M}easurement {W}orkshop, {A}pril 19-20, 2004, {A}ntibes {J}uan-les-{P}ins, {F}rance / {A}lso {P}ublished in {LNCS} {V}olume 2995}, address = {{A}ntibes {J}uan-les-{P}ins, {FRANCE}}, month = {03}, url = {http://www.eurecom.fr/publication/1346} }
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