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Anonymous credit cards and their collusion analysis

Low, Steven H. and Maxemcheuk, Nicholas F. and Paul, Sanjoy (1996) Anonymous credit cards and their collusion analysis. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 4 (6). pp. 809-816. ISSN 1063-6692. doi:10.1109/90.556339.

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Communications networks are traditionally used to bring information together. They can also be used to keep information apart in order to protect personal privacy. A cryptographic protocol specifies a process by which some information is transferred among some users and hidden from others. We show how to implement anonymous credit cards using simple cryptographic protocols. We pose, and solve, a collusion problem which determines whether it is possible for a subset of users to discover information that is designed to be hidden from them during or after execution of the anonymous credit card protocol.

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Additional Information:© 1996 IEEE. Manuscript received September 14, 1993, revised October 14, 1994 and January 3, 1996, approved by IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Editor S. S. Lam.
Subject Keywords:Credit cards, Cryptographic protocols, Privacy, Communication networks, Protection, Cryptography, Information analysis, Mobile communication, Graphics, Broadband communication
Issue or Number:6
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Official Citation:S. H. Low, N. F. Maxemchuk and S. Paul, "Anonymous credit cards and their collusion analysis," in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 809-816, Dec 1996. doi: 10.1109/90.556339 URL:
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