On the Feasibility of Attribute-Based Encryption on Smartphone Devices

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Mobility
Format: PDF
Attribute-Based Encryption (ABE) is a powerful crypto-graphic tool that allows fine-grained access control over data. Due to its features, ABE has been adopted in several applications, such as encrypted storage or access control systems. Recently, researchers argued about the non-acceptable performance of ABE when implemented on mobile devices. In-deed, the non-feasibility of ABE on mobile devices would hinder the deployment of novel protocols and services-that could instead exploit the full potential of such devices. However, the authors believe the conclusion of non-usability was driven by a not-very efficient implementation.
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