Cloud Investigate

An Efficient Privacy Preserving Keyword Search Scheme in Cloud Computing

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Executive Summary

A user stores his personal files in a cloud, and retrieves them wherever and whenever he wants. For the sake of protecting the user data privacy and the user queries privacy, a user should store his personal files in an encrypted form in a cloud, and then sends queries in the form of encrypted keywords. However, a simple encryption scheme may not work well when a user wants to retrieve only files containing certain keywords using a thin client. First, the user needs to encrypt and decrypt files frequently, which depletes too much CPU capability and memory power of the client.

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