Provided by: International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (IJCSMC)
Information search and document retrieval from a remote database (e.g. cloud server) requires submitting the search terms to the database holder. However, the search terms may contain sensitive information that must be kept secret from the database holder. Moreover, the privacy concerns apply to the relevant documents retrieved by the user in the later stage since they may also contain sensitive data and reveal information about sensitive search terms. The proposed scheme increases the security of the keyword search scheme while still satisfying efficient computation and communication requirements.