Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2007, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (4): 57-63.doi: 1005-8885 (2007) 04-0057-07

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How to signcrypt a message to designated group

MA Chun-bo; AO Jun; LI Jian-hua   

  1. School of Information Security Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Received:2007-02-13 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-12-24
  • Contact: MA Chun-bo


In an open network environment, the protection of group communication is a crucial problem. In this article, a novel broadcast group-oriented signcryption scheme is presented for group communication scenarios in distributed networks. Anyone in this scheme can signcrypt a message and distribute it to a designated group, and any member in the receiving group can unsigncrypt the ciphertext. The ciphertext and public key in the scheme are of constant size. In addition, this new scheme offers public verification of the ciphertext. This property is very important to the large-scale group communication since the gateway can filter the incorrect ciphertext and alleviate the receiver’s workload. Finally, a proof in the random oracle model is given to show that the scheme is secure against chosen ciphertext attack and existential forgery.

Key words:

broadcast; signcryption; designated group; chosen ciphertext attack; existential forgery; random oracle model