The Analysis and Improvement of the Certified E-Mail Protocol


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In the recent years, the design and analysis of the security of e-commerce protocol has become a hot scheme. The confidentiality and fairness are important properties to measure the security of the e-commerce. It's also the important prerequisite of the successful protocol. Confidentiality and fairness are the basic properties of the secure e-commerce protocol. But the certified e-mail protocol as one of the e-commerce protocol can't satisfy these properties. This paper points out some drawbacks of teh CMP protocol, and analyses the protocol and makes improvements. The improved CMP protocol satisfies the confidentiality and fairness.



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D.L. Liu, X.B. Zhu, K.L. Xu and D.M. Fang




J. Y. Ye and Y. L. Wang, "The Analysis and Improvement of the Certified E-Mail Protocol", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 513-517, pp. 1305-1308, 2014

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February 2014




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