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Key-Exposure Free Chameleon Hashing and Signatures Based on Discrete Logarithm Systems

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Chameleon signatures simultaneously provide the properties of non-repudiation and non-transferability for the signed message. However, the initial constructions of chameleon signatures suffer from the problem of key exposure. This creates a strong disincentive for the recipient to forge signatures, partially undermining the concept of non-transferability. Recently, some specific constructions of discrete logarithm based chameleon hashing and signatures without key exposure are presented, while in the setting of gap Diffile-Hellman groups with pairings. In this paper, the authors propose the first key-exposure free chameleon hash and signature scheme based on discrete logarithm systems, without using the gap Diffile-Hellman groups. This provides more flexible constructions of efficient key-exposure free chameleon hash and signature schemes.

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