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Sensors 2017, 17(5), 1001; doi:10.3390/s17051001

A Novel Certificateless Signature Scheme for Smart Objects in the Internet-of-Things

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Department of Information Management, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien 97401, Taiwan
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Division of Computer Science, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Pref. 965-8580, Japan
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Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
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Academic Editors: Luca Roselli, Federico Alimenti and Stefania Bonafoni
Received: 19 February 2017 / Revised: 26 April 2017 / Accepted: 27 April 2017 / Published: 1 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Generation Sensors Enabling and Fostering IoT)
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Abstract

Rapid advances in wireless communications and pervasive computing technologies have resulted in increasing interest and popularity of Internet-of-Things (IoT) architecture, ubiquitously providing intelligence and convenience to our daily life. In IoT-based network environments, smart objects are embedded everywhere as ubiquitous things connected in a pervasive manner. Ensuring security for interactions between these smart things is significantly more important, and a topic of ongoing interest. In this paper, we present a certificateless signature scheme for smart objects in IoT-based pervasive computing environments. We evaluate the utility of the proposed scheme in IoT-oriented testbeds, i.e., Arduino Uno and Raspberry PI 2. Experiment results present the practicability of the proposed scheme. Moreover, we revisit the scheme of Wang et al. (2015) and revealed that a malicious super type I adversary can easily forge a legitimate signature to cheat any receiver as he/she wishes in the scheme. The superiority of the proposed certificateless signature scheme over relevant studies is demonstrated in terms of the summarized security and performance comparisons. View Full-Text
Keywords: certificateless signature; Internet-of-things (IoT); security; sensors certificateless signature; Internet-of-things (IoT); security; sensors
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Yeh, K.-H.; Su, C.; Choo, K.-K.; Chiu, W. A Novel Certificateless Signature Scheme for Smart Objects in the Internet-of-Things. Sensors 2017, 17, 1001.

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