Development of an ECDLP based Traceable Blind Signature Scheme and its Application to E-Auction.

Das, Rohit Kumar (2014) Development of an ECDLP based Traceable Blind Signature Scheme and its Application to E-Auction. MTech thesis.



With the increase in internet users, E-Commerce has been grown exponentially in recent years. E-Auction is one among them. But its security and robustness is still a challenge. The electronic auction centers remain to be insecure and anonymity, bid privacy and other requirements are under the threat by malicious hackers. Any auction protocol must not leak the anonymity and bid privacy of an honest bidder. Keeping these requirements in mind, we have proposed a new electronic auction scheme using blind signature. Moreover our scheme is based upon elliptic curve cryptography which provides similar level of security with comparatively smaller key size. Due to the smaller key size, the space requirement can be reduced which further allows our E-Auction scheme to implement in a mobile application which has a constrained environment like low bandwidth, memory and computational power. Blind signature is a special kind of digital signature where the message privacy can be retained by blinding the message and getting a signature on that. It can be universally verifiable and signer can’t repudiate of signing the document. Moreover it also satisfies the integrity and authenticity of the message. Due to these features of a blind signature, it can easily be applied on an E-Auction scheme. So we have proposed an efficient blind signature protocol according to the requirements of E-Auction which is based upon the hard problem of solving elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem(ECDLP). Then we have successfully applied it in our E-Auction scheme. In this thesis, we developed an Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem (ECDLP) based blind signature scheme which can be implemented on our E-Auction protocol. Both the schemes are proved to be resistant to active attacks and satisfies the requirements which are necessary for online auction.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cryptography, E-Auction, Blind Signature, Elliptic Curve Cryptography
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Computer and Information Science > Information Security
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:6096
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:26 Aug 2014 16:25
Last Modified:26 Aug 2014 16:25
Supervisor(s):Majhi, B

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