Tiropanis, Thanassis and Dimitriou, Tassos
Use of ID-Based Cryptography for the Efficient Verification of the Integrity and Authenticity of Web Resources
Security and Privacy in Communication Networks-5th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2009, Athens, Greece, September 14-18, 2009, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering.
As the amount of information resources on the Web keeps increasing so are the concerns for information integrity, confidentiality and authenticity. In Web 2.0 users are producers as well as consumers of content and metadata, which makes guaranteeing the authenticity and integrity of information critical. The scale of the Web requires that any proposals in this direction require minimal (if any) infrastructural or administrative changes. This paper proposes the use of ID-based cryptography (IBC) to address requirements for integrity and authenticity of Web resources using either the URL/URI of a resource or the DNS name part of if. This approach presents certain challenges, which are discussed along with the pros and cons of different designs and implementations.
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