Privacy-Preserving Attribute Matchmaking in Proximity-Based Mobile Social Networks

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Provided by: Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
The major impediments that mostly arise in matchmaking in mobile social networks are ensuring the privacy of users' attributes, finding the intersection of attributes of the matched-pair without revealing any other information and ensuring that the matched-pair get to know the intersection mutually. Also, in virtually all the existing protocols, the initiator of the matchmaking does not set a threshold number of common attributes an individual should have with their before qualifying as a pair. Hence, the authors propose a hybrid matchmaking cryptographic protocol that will overcome these impediments.
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