We show that for infinite transition systems induced by cryptographic protocols in the Rusinowitch/Turuani style certain fundamental branching properties are decidable. As a consequence, we obtain that crucial properties of contract-signing protocols such as balance are de-cidable.
Research on the automatic analysis of cryptographic protocols has so far mainly concentrated on reachability properties, such as secrecy and authen-tication. Only recently it was shown that certain game-theoretic security properties , such as balance for contract-signing protocols, are decidable in a Dolev-Yao style model with a bounded number of sessions… (More)
We propose a Dolev-Yao-based definition of abuse freeness for optimistic contract-signing protocols which, unlike other definitions, incorporates a rigorous notion of what it means for an outside party to be convinced by a dishonest party that it has the ability to determine the outcome of the protocol with an honest party, i.e., to determine whether it… (More)
Only very little is known about the automatic analysis of cryptographic protocols for game-theoretic security properties. In this paper, we therefore study decidability and complexity of the model checking problem for AMC-formulas over infinite state concurrent game structures induced by cryptographic protocols and the Dolev-Yao intruder. We show that the… (More)
Research on the automatic analysis of cryptographic protocols has so far concentrated on reachability properties, such as secrecy and authentication. In this article, we prove that certain game-theoretic security properties, including balance for contract-signing protocols, can be decided in a Dolev-Yao style model with a bounded number of sessions. The… (More)