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Keyword Attacks and Privacy Preserving in Public Key-based Searchable Encryption

Chapter


Abstract


  • The notion of public key encryption with keyword search (PEKS) provides a flexible and efficient approach to retrieve encrypted data stored in a remote server. A main threat in PEKS is the keyword guessing attack, where disclosed keywords leak the associated data and the user’s interest. This gives rise to that the keyword privacy becomes a concern in searchable encryption. In this paper, we present a brief history of keyword privacy in searchable encryption. We make a systematic investigation of keyword privacy issue in public key-based searchable encryption. We describe keyword guessing attacks in a general PEKS scheme. According to different attackers, we refine inherent reasons and summarize enhancement achievements. This preserves the keyword privacy and provides guidance for the secure development of searchable encryption.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Jiang, P., Guo, F., Susilo, W. & Han, J. (2019). Keyword Attacks and Privacy Preserving in Public Key-based Searchable Encryption. In S. Sakr & A. Zomaya (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies (pp. 1067-1073). Switzerland: Springer Nature. https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-77525-8_232

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319775258

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

Start Page


  • 1067

End Page


  • 1073

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • The notion of public key encryption with keyword search (PEKS) provides a flexible and efficient approach to retrieve encrypted data stored in a remote server. A main threat in PEKS is the keyword guessing attack, where disclosed keywords leak the associated data and the user’s interest. This gives rise to that the keyword privacy becomes a concern in searchable encryption. In this paper, we present a brief history of keyword privacy in searchable encryption. We make a systematic investigation of keyword privacy issue in public key-based searchable encryption. We describe keyword guessing attacks in a general PEKS scheme. According to different attackers, we refine inherent reasons and summarize enhancement achievements. This preserves the keyword privacy and provides guidance for the secure development of searchable encryption.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Jiang, P., Guo, F., Susilo, W. & Han, J. (2019). Keyword Attacks and Privacy Preserving in Public Key-based Searchable Encryption. In S. Sakr & A. Zomaya (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies (pp. 1067-1073). Switzerland: Springer Nature. https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-77525-8_232

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319775258

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

Start Page


  • 1067

End Page


  • 1073

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland