Serdar Pehlivanoglu

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We introduce a novel attack concept against trace and revoke schemes called pirate evolution. In this setting, the attacker, called an evolving pirate, is handed a number of traitor keys and produces a number of generations of pirate decoders that are successively disabled by the trace and revoke system. A trace and revoke scheme is susceptible to pirate(More)
A buyer seller watermarking protocol is intended to ensure copyright protection, privacy and security for both the buyer and seller simultaneously in an e-commerce application. A traitor should not be able to deny his responsibility of a copyright violation caused by him in such protocols. This feature is identified as non-repudiation in the literature. An(More)
A trace and revoke scheme is an encryption scheme to make sure that only authorised users can access the content. When a clone device is recovered, the ‘trace’ component detects the pirate users that have compromised the secret keys in their devices and contributed to the clone device. In a pirate evolution attack, attackers release the compromised secret(More)
Broadcast encryption (BE) is a cryptographic primitive that allows a broadcaster to encrypt digital content to a privileged set of users and in this way prevent revoked users from accessing the content. In BE schemes, a group of users, called traitors may leak their keys and enable an adversary to receive the content. Such malicious users can be detected(More)
Traitor tracing refers to a class of encryption schemes that can be used to deter key-leakage. They apply to a setting that involves many receivers, each one receiving a fingerprinted decryption key. If a set of malicious receivers (also known as traitors) constructs an illicit decoder then a tracing mechanism enables an authority to identify at least one(More)