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Improved Security for Linearly Homomorphic Signatures: A Generic Framework

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Executive Summary

The authors propose a general framework that converts (ordinary) signature schemes having certain properties into linearly homomorphic signature schemes, i.e., schemes that allow authentication of linear functions on signed data. The security of the homomorphic scheme follows from the same computational assumption as is used to prove security of the underlying signature scheme. Their systems not only allow weaker security assumptions than were previously available for homomorphic signatures in the standard model, but also are secure in a model that allows a stronger adversary than in other proposed schemes.

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