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A Secure Enhanced Key-Policy Attribute-Based Temporary Keyword Search Scheme in the Cloud


Attribute-based keyword search (ABKS), as an important type of searchable encryption, has been widely utilized for secure cloud storage. In a key-policy attribute-based temporary keyword search (KP-ABTKS) scheme, a private key is associated with an access policy that controls the search ability of the user, while a search token is associated with a time interval that controls the search time of the cloud server. However, after a careful study, we uncover that the only existing KP-ABTKS construction [1] is not secure. Through two carefully designed attacks, we first show that the cloud server can search the ciphertext in any time. As a result, their scheme cannot support temporary keyword search. To address this problem, we present an enhanced KP-ABTKS scheme and prove that it is selectively secure against chosen-keyword attack in the random oracle model. The proposed scheme achieves both fine-grained search control and temporary keyword search simultaneously. In addition, the performance evaluation indicates that our scheme is practical.

Branch: CSE     Domain: Cloud Computing

Developed In: Java