ReLAC : Revocable and Lightweight Access Control with Blockchain for Smart Consumer Electronics

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Online published30 May 2023
Publication statusOnline published - 30 May 2023


The increasing popularity of consumer smart devices has led to concerns about the security of electronic data. Blockchains, which are tamper-proof, can be used to store electronic data securely, preserving the privacy of individuals and devices. However, most of the consumer smart devices are resource-constrained, so the computational overhead of blockchain based schemes should not be ignored. Furthermore, the dynamic change of consumer smart devices in real-world scenarios is also an open issue. In this paper, a revocable and lightweight access control scheme (ReLAC) is proposed to realize deduplication and dynamic user revocation for smart consumer electronics/devices using blockchain. To protect the privacy of consumers and devices in the access matrix, the partially hidden policy is adopted in the proposed scheme. Note that, no detailed attribute values of the consumers or the devices are included in the ciphertext transmission. Finally, outsourced decryption is applied to solve the resource-constrained problem of smart consumer electronics/devices. The proposed scheme is proved to be s-IND-CPA secure in the standard model if there exists no one can crackle the decisional q-BDHE assumption. The performance analysis and experiments demonstrate that the proposed scheme is secure and computational efficiency for the application in consumer electronic systems. © 2023 IEEE.

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  • Attribute based encryption, blockchain, Blockchains, Consumer electronics, consumer electronics, Data privacy, Encryption, InterPlanetary File System, IPFS, Privacy, smart consumer devices, Smart devices