Title

An Efficient Certified E-Mail Scheme Suitable for Wireless Mobile Environments

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

9-2005

Abstract

As security enhanced systems for standard e-mail, certified e-mail schemes guarantee the fair exchange of a digital message with the corresponding receipt between two mistrusted parties. That is, the intended receiver gets the e-mail content if and only if the e-mail sender obtains an irrefutable receipt issued by the receiver, which could be used to prove that the message has been delivered to the receiver. A number of such protocols have been proposed in recent years. However, most of them are not suitable for mobile networks, since many intricate cryptographic primitives are involved so that considerable overheads are introduced. In this paper, we present a novel simple protocol for certified e-mail delivery. Technical discussions are provided to show that our new solution is both secure and very efficient so that it is truly suitable for wireless mobile users, where the available devices usually have limited resources on computation, communication, storage, and power supply

Keywords

Certified e-mail, Digital signature, Fair-exchange, Information security, Wireless mobile environment

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Cybersecurity

Publication

PIMRC 2005: Proceedings of the 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Berlin, Germany, September 11-14

Volume

3

First Page

1994

Last Page

1998

ISBN

9783800729098

Identifier

10.1109/PIMRC.2005.1651789

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2005.1651789