Anonymous Authentication Scheme based on NTRU for the Protection of Payment Information in NFC Mobile Environment

  • Park, Sung-Wook (Department of Computer Software Engineering, Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • Lee, Im-Yeong (Department of Computer Software Engineering, Soonchunhyang University)
  • Received : 2013.10.05
  • Accepted : 2013.03.07
  • Published : 2013.09.30


Recently, smart devices for various services have been developed using converged telecommunications, and the markets for near field communication mobile services is expected to grow rapidly. In particular, the realization of mobile NFC payment services is expected to go commercial, and it is widely attracting attention both on a domestic and global level. However, this realization would increase privacy infringement, as personal information is extensively used in the NFC technology. One example of such privacy infringement would be the case of the Google wallet service. In this paper, we propose an zero-knowledge proof scheme and ring signature based on NTRU for protecting user information in NFC mobile payment systems without directly using private financial information of the user.


NFC Mobile Payment;Zero Knowledge Proof;NTRU;Ring Signature


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)


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