American Journal of Applied Sciences

Anonymous and Non-Repudiation E-Payment Protocol

Sattar J Aboud and Mohammed Ahmed AL-Fayoumi

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.538.542

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 8

Pages 538-542

Abstract

There are many proposals offer anonymous and non-repudiation e-payment protocols. But they have the drawbacks that the anonymity can be misused by fraudulent to perform a perfect crimes. Currently, the hot research concentrates on the accepting of e-payment protocols where the anonymity of the coins is cancelable via a trusted authority in the case of criminal entities. In the article we suggest an efficient protocol for e-payment scheme that offers a good level of security with appreciate to its efficiency. The proposed protocol prevents the blind office and the bank from impersonate an entity, so that the entity could not repudiate it when the entity misused a coin. Another benefit is that it is constructed from efficient cryptography schemes so that its security can simply be analyzed. The strength of this scheme is in its easiness. So, we claim that the suggested protocol is more efficient than the existing schemes, since it allows to both a blind office and a bank to impersonate an entity to find and to spend a coin without to be noticed. It might cause a repudiation difficulty where the entity can repudiate his bad activities by proposing that both the bank and the blind office acted inaccurately. Other relevant issues related to the new protocol will be discussed in the section of the security of the scheme.

Copyright

© 2007 Sattar J Aboud and Mohammed Ahmed AL-Fayoumi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.