Efficient and Spontaneous Privacy-Preserving Protocol for Secure Vehicular Communications [article]

Hu Xiong, Matei Ripeanu, Zhiguang Qin
2009 arXiv   pre-print
This paper introduces an efficient and spontaneous privacy-preserving protocol for vehicular ad-hoc networks based on revocable ring signature. The proposed protocol has three appealing characteristics: First, it offers conditional privacy-preservation: while a receiver can verify that a message issuer is an authorized participant in the system only a trusted authority can reveal the true identity of a message sender. Second, it is spontaneous: safety messages can be authenticated locally,
more » ... ut support from the roadside units or contacting other vehicles. Third, it is efficient by offering fast message authentication and verification, cost-effective identity tracking in case of a dispute, and low storage requirements. We use extensive analysis to demonstrate the merits of the proposed protocol and to contrast it with previously proposed solutions.
arXiv:0909.1590v1 fatcat:hqq2qxbo5jalfhmswrx6qqq6oy