Accession Number:

ADA465531

Title:

Unlinkable Serial Transactions

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR HIGH ASSURANCE COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHACS)

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

We present a protocol for unlinkable serial transactions suitable for a variety of network-based subscription services. The protocol prevents the service from tracking the behavior of its customers while protecting the service vendor from abuse due to simultaneous or cloned usage from a single subscription. We present variants of the protocol supporting pay-per-use transactions within a subscription. We describe other applications including third-party subscription management, multivendor package sales, proof of group membership, and voter registration.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE