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  • Open Access


    Enabling Efficient Data Transmission in Wireless Sensor Networks-Based IoT Applications

    Ibraheem Al-Hejri1, Farag Azzedin1,*, Sultan Almuhammadi1, Naeem Firdous Syed2

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.3, pp. 4197-4218, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.047117

    Abstract The use of the Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding at an unprecedented scale in many critical applications due to the ability to interconnect and utilize a plethora of wide range of devices. In critical infrastructure domains like oil and gas supply, intelligent transportation, power grids, and autonomous agriculture, it is essential to guarantee the confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity of data collected and exchanged. However, the limited resources coupled with the heterogeneity of IoT devices make it inefficient or sometimes infeasible to achieve secure data transmission using traditional cryptographic techniques. Consequently, designing a lightweight secure More >

  • Open Access


    Preserving Data Secrecy and Integrity for Cloud Storage Using Smart Contracts and Cryptographic Primitives

    Maher Alharby*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.2, pp. 2449-2463, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.050425

    Abstract Cloud computing has emerged as a viable alternative to traditional computing infrastructures, offering various benefits. However, the adoption of cloud storage poses significant risks to data secrecy and integrity. This article presents an effective mechanism to preserve the secrecy and integrity of data stored on the public cloud by leveraging blockchain technology, smart contracts, and cryptographic primitives. The proposed approach utilizes a Solidity-based smart contract as an auditor for maintaining and verifying the integrity of outsourced data. To preserve data secrecy, symmetric encryption systems are employed to encrypt user data before outsourcing it. An extensive More >

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    Trusted Certified Auditor Using Cryptography for Secure Data Outsourcing and Privacy Preservation in Fog-Enabled VANETs

    Nagaraju Pacharla, K. Srinivasa Reddy*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.2, pp. 3089-3110, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.048133

    Abstract With the recent technological developments, massive vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) have been established, enabling numerous vehicles and their respective Road Side Unit (RSU) components to communicate with one another. The best way to enhance traffic flow for vehicles and traffic management departments is to share the data they receive. There needs to be more protection for the VANET systems. An effective and safe method of outsourcing is suggested, which reduces computation costs by achieving data security using a homomorphic mapping based on the conjugate operation of matrices. This research proposes a VANET-based data outsourcing… More >

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    Internet of Things Authentication Protocols: Comparative Study

    Souhayla Dargaoui1, Mourade Azrour1,*, Ahmad El Allaoui1, Azidine Guezzaz2, Abdulatif Alabdulatif3, Abdullah Alnajim4

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.1, pp. 65-91, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.047625

    Abstract Nowadays, devices are connected across all areas, from intelligent buildings and smart cities to Industry 4.0 and smart healthcare. With the exponential growth of Internet of Things usage in our world, IoT security is still the biggest challenge for its deployment. The main goal of IoT security is to ensure the accessibility of services provided by an IoT environment, protect privacy, and confidentiality, and guarantee the safety of IoT users, infrastructures, data, and devices. Authentication, as the first line of defense against security threats, becomes the priority of everyone. It can either grant or deny… More >

  • Open Access


    Securing Mobile Cloud-Based Electronic Health Records: A Blockchain-Powered Cryptographic Solution with Enhanced Privacy and Efficiency

    Umer Nauman1, Yuhong Zhang2, Zhihui Li3, Tong Zhen1,3,*

    Journal of Intelligent Medicine and Healthcare, Vol.2, pp. 15-34, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jimh.2024.048784

    Abstract The convergence of handheld devices and cloud-based computing has transformed how Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are stored in mobile cloud paradigms, offering benefits such as affordability, adaptability, and portability. However, it also introduces challenges regarding network security and data confidentiality, as it aims to exchange EHRs among mobile users while maintaining high levels of security. This study proposes an innovative blockchain-based solution to these issues and presents secure cloud storage for healthcare data. To provide enhanced cryptography, the proposed method combines an enhanced Blowfish encryption method with a new key generation technique called Elephant Herding… More >

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    A Post-Quantum Cross-Domain Authentication Scheme Based on Multi-Chain Architecture

    Yi-Bo Cao1,*, Xiu-Bo Chen1, Yun-Feng He2, Lu-Xi Liu2, Yin-Mei Che2, Xiao Wang2, Ke Xiao3, Gang Xu3, Si-Yi Chen1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.78, No.2, pp. 2813-2827, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.046816

    Abstract Due to the rapid advancements in network technology, blockchain is being employed for distributed data storage. In the Internet of Things (IoT) scenario, different participants manage multiple blockchains located in different trust domains, which has resulted in the extensive development of cross-domain authentication techniques. However, the emergence of many attackers equipped with quantum computers has the potential to launch quantum computing attacks against cross-domain authentication schemes based on traditional cryptography, posing a significant security threat. In response to the aforementioned challenges, our paper demonstrates a post-quantum cross-domain identity authentication scheme to negotiate the session key… More >

  • Open Access


    A Review of Lightweight Security and Privacy for Resource-Constrained IoT Devices

    Sunil Kumar1, Dilip Kumar1, Ramraj Dangi2, Gaurav Choudhary3, Nicola Dragoni4, Ilsun You5,*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.78, No.1, pp. 31-63, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2023.047084

    Abstract The widespread and growing interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) may be attributed to its usefulness in many different fields. Physical settings are probed for data, which is then transferred via linked networks. There are several hurdles to overcome when putting IoT into practice, from managing server infrastructure to coordinating the use of tiny sensors. When it comes to deploying IoT, everyone agrees that security is the biggest issue. This is due to the fact that a large number of IoT devices exist in the physical world and that many of them have constrained More >

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    Hybrid Dynamic Optimization for Multilevel Security System in Disseminating Confidential Information

    Shahina Anwarul1, Sunil Kumar2, Ashok Bhansali3, Hammam Alshazly4,*, Hany S. Hussein5,6

    Computer Systems Science and Engineering, Vol.47, No.3, pp. 3145-3163, 2023, DOI:10.32604/csse.2023.041061

    Abstract Security systems are the need of the hour to protect data from unauthorized access. The dissemination of confidential information over the public network requires a high level of security. The security approach such as steganography ensures confidentiality, authentication, integrity, and non-repudiation. Steganography helps in hiding the secret data inside the cover media so that the attacker can be confused during the transmission process of secret data between sender and receiver. Therefore, we present an efficient hybrid security model that provides multifold security assurance. To this end, a rectified Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm is proposed More >

  • Open Access


    CeTrivium: A Stream Cipher Based on Cellular Automata for Securing Real-Time Multimedia Transmission

    Osama S. Younes1,2,*, Abdulmohsen Alharbi1, Ali Yasseen1, Faisal Alshareef1, Faisal Albalawi1, Umar A. Albalawi1,3

    Computer Systems Science and Engineering, Vol.47, No.3, pp. 2895-2920, 2023, DOI:10.32604/csse.2023.040162

    Abstract Due to their significant correlation and redundancy, conventional block cipher cryptosystems are not efficient in encrypting multimedia data. Stream ciphers based on Cellular Automata (CA) can provide a more effective solution. The CA have recently gained recognition as a robust cryptographic primitive, being used as pseudorandom number generators in hash functions, block ciphers and stream ciphers. CA have the ability to perform parallel transformations, resulting in high throughput performance. Additionally, they exhibit a natural tendency to resist fault attacks. Few stream cipher schemes based on CA have been proposed in the literature. Though, their encryption/decryption… More >

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    Efficient Technique for Image Cryptography Using Sudoku Keys

    M. A. P. Manimekalai1, M. Karthikeyan1, I. Thusnavis Bella Mary1, K. Martin Sagayam1, Ahmed A Elngar2, Unai Fernandez-Gamiz3, Hatıra Günerhan4,*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.77, No.1, pp. 1325-1353, 2023, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2023.035856

    Abstract This paper proposes a cryptographic technique on images based on the Sudoku solution. Sudoku is a number puzzle, which needs applying defined protocols and filling the empty boxes with numbers. Given a small size of numbers as input, solving the sudoku puzzle yields an expanded big size of numbers, which can be used as a key for the Encryption/Decryption of images. In this way, the given small size of numbers can be stored as the prime key, which means the key is compact. A prime key clue in the sudoku puzzle always leads to only… More >

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