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Journal of Inforamtion Science and Engineering, Vol.12 No.3, pp.381-386 (September 1996)
On Key Changeable ID-Based Digital
Signature Scheme

Wei-Bin Lee and Chin-Chen Chang
Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Chung Cheng University
Chiayi, Taiwan 621, R.O.C.

In 1989, Kurosawa proposed a key changeable ID-based cryptosystem and a corresponding signature scheme. In Kurosawa's scheme, the legal users can change their public parameters by themselves without the help from a trusted third party. However, Kurosawa's digital signature scheme is insecure and impractical. The purpose of this paper is to point out the described problems and then to suggest a simple remedy, which will enable the modified ID-based digital signature to be more secure and practical.

Keywords: cryptography, information theory, digital signature

Received October 2, 1995; revised January 24, 1996.
Communicated by Jin-Fu Chang.