A Verifiable Encryption Scheme Supporting Fuzzy Search

  • Ruwei HuangEmail author
  • Zhikun Li
  • Guang Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11611)


Searchable encryption supports retrieval over encrypted data while protecting data privacy. How to prevent non-trusted cloud service providers from performing partial retrieval operations or tampering with or deleting some encrypted data in order to save computing resources and bandwidth, thereby returning partial or erroneous search results. Therefore, we proposed a verifiable encryption scheme supporting fuzzy Search (VESFS). Through principle of matrix operations, VESFS realizes the fuzzy retrieval over encrypted data, and enables the user to verify the correctness of the retrieval results efficiently by applying the RSA accumulator and the proposed challenge response-based search verification method. The security analysis proves that VESFS provides privacy security and verifiable security; the performance analysis and experimental results show that VESFS is effective and feasible.


Searchable encryption Matrix operations Verifiable retrieval RSA accumulator Privacy security 



This work was supported in part by the Guangxi Natural Fund Project under Grant No. 2016GXNSFAA380115, Guangxi Innovation-Driven Development Project under Grant No. AA17204058-17.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer and Electronic InformationGuangxi UniversityNanningChina

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