An Attack Against Fixed Value Discrete Logarithm Representations

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Provided by: International Association for Cryptologic Research
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Attribute-Based Credentials (ABCs) are an important building block of privacy-enhancing identity management. Since non-identifying attributes can easily be abused as the anonymity they provide hides the perpetrator, cryptographic mechanisms need to be introduced to make them revocable. However, most of these techniques are not efficient enough in practice. ABCs with practical revocation have recently been proposed by the researchers. Their ABCs make use of different discrete logarithm representations of a fixed value. Although this technique is attractive as the verification of a particular issuer's credentials is easy, it has an intrinsic weakness.
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