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Cryptanalysis of Syverson's Rational Exchange Protocol

Alcaide, Almudena, Estevez Tapiador, Juan, Hernandez-Castro, Julio C., Ribagorda, Arturo (2008) Cryptanalysis of Syverson's Rational Exchange Protocol. International Journal of Network Security, 7 (2). pp. 151-156. ISSN 2152-5064. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:31956)

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The notion of rational exchange introduced by Syverson

in 1998 is a particularly interesting alternative when an

e?cient scheme for fair exchange is required but the existence of a trusted third party simply cannot be assumed.

A rational exchange protocol cannot provide true fairness,

but it ensures that rational –i.e. self-interested– parties

would have no reason to deviate from the protocol. In

this paper, we identify some weaknesses in Syverson’s rational exchange protocol which were neither detected by

the original author nor by subsequent analysis. After presenting some attacks, we indicate how the scheme should

be modi?ed to overcome these vulnerabilities. We also

provide a formal analysis of our enhancement using BAN


Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Cryptanalysis, fair exchange, rational exchange, replay attacks
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Julio Hernandez Castro
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 13:29 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:09 UTC
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