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The ISC International Journal of Information Security (ISeCureis a peer reviewed scholarly publication by Iranian Society of Cryptology. ISeCure is published biannually in print and online with full texts of articles made available for free on the website of the journal under ISeCure open access policy. ISeCure is devoted to publishing theoretical scholarship on a variety of topics related to information security. The intended audience of the journal is any person with an interest in information security from an academic perspective such as engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists. A partial list of topics for review by the journal can be found in the Aims and Scope section. Manuscript types for submission are research papers, review papers, case reports, short communications and letters to the editor.  More information about the policies of the journal can be found on the About Journal and mostly in the Publication Ethics pages. To start a new submission, please first read the Guide for Authors page for detailed information about manuscript format, style and other requirements. Manuscript submission, refereeing and publishing are completely free of charge. New manuscripts should be submitted online by the corresponding author through the website after registration. Articles published in ISeCure Journal are indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) database of Web of Science/ISI and Scopus.

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Research Article
1. A New Variant of the Winternitz One Time Signature Based on Graded Encoding Schemes

Hossein Oraei; Massoud Hadian Dehkordi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 1-11


  Digital signature schemes are used to guarantee for non-repudiation and authenticity of any kind of data like documents, messages or software. The Winternitz one-time signature (WOTS) scheme, which can be described using a certain number of so-called “function chains”, plays an important ...  Read More

Research Article
2. SANT: Static Analysis of Native Threads for Security Vetting of Android Applications

Seyed Behnam Andarzian; Behrouz Tork Ladani

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 13-25

  Most of the current research on static analysis of Android applications for security vetting either work on Java source code or the Dalvik bytecode. Nevertheless, Android allows developers to use C or C++ code in their programs that is compiled into various binary architectures. Moreover, Java and the ...  Read More

Research Article
3. A Study of Timing Side-Channel Attacks and Countermeasures on JavaScript and WebAssembly

Mohammad Erfan Mazaheri; Siavash Bayat Sarmadi; Farhad Taheri Ardakani

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 27-46


  Side-channel attacks are a group of powerful attacks in hardware security that exploit the deficiencies in the implementation of systems. Timing side-channel attacks are one of the main side-channel attack categories that use the time difference of running an operation in different states. Many powerful ...  Read More

Short Paper
4. A Time Randomization-Based Countermeasure Against the Template Side-Channel Attack

Farshideh Kordi; Hamed Hosseintalaee; Ali Jahanian

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 47-55


  The template attack is one of the most efficient attacks for exploiting the secret key. Template-based attack extracts a model for the behavior of side channel information from a device that is similar to the target device and then uses this model to retrieve the correct key on the target victim device. ...  Read More

Research Article
5. A Privacy Preserving Mutual Authentication Scheme Suitable for IoT-Based Medical Systems

Mahdieh Ebrahimi; Majid Bayat; Behnam Zahednejad

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 57-68


  The medical system remains among the fastest to adopt the Internet of Things. The reason for this trend is that integration Internet of Things(IoT) features into medical devices greatly improve the quality and effectiveness of service. However, there are many unsolved security problems. Due to medical ...  Read More

Research Article
6. An Efficient Pairing-Free Identity-Based Certificateless Signcryption

Saeed Banaeian Far; Maryam Rajabzadeh Assar

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 69-82


  A certificateless (CL) signcryption scheme is a cryptographic primitive that provides user authentication and message confidentiality at the same time. CL signcryption schemes (as a type of certificateless encryption scheme) have solved problems concerning malicious server presentation, and the server ...  Read More

Research Article
7. Business-Layer Session Puzzling Racer: Dynamic Security Testing Against Session Puzzling Race Conditions in Business Layer

Mitra Alidoosti; Alireza Nowroozi; Ahmad Nickabadi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 83-104


  Parallel execution of multiple threads of a web application will result in server-side races if the web application is not synchronized correctly. Server-side race is susceptible to flaws in the relation between the server and the database. Detecting the race condition in the web applications depends ...  Read More

Research Article
8. A Binary Relevance Adaptive Model-Selection for Ensemble Steganalysis

Mahdieh Abazar; Peyman Masjedi; Mohammad Taheri

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2022, Pages 105-113


  Steganalysis is an interesting classification problem to discriminate the images, including hidden messages from the clean ones. There are many methods, including deep CNN networks, to extract fine features for this classification task. Also, some researches have been conducted to improve the final classifier. ...  Read More

Research Article
1. Ransomware Detection Based on PE Header Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Farnoush Manavi; Ali Hamzeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 August 2021


  With the spread of information technology in human life, data protection is a critical task. On the other hand, malicious programs are developed, which can manipulate sensitive and critical data and restrict access to this data. Ransomware is an example of such a malicious program that encrypts data, ...  Read More

Research Article
2. A Graph-based Online Feature Selection to Improve Detection of New Attacks

Hajar Dastanpour; Ali Fanian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 January 2022


  Today, intrusion detection systems are used in the networks as one of the essential methods to detect new attacks. Usually, these systems deal with a broad set of data and many features. Therefore, selecting proper features and benefitting from previously learned knowledge is suitable for efficiently ...  Read More

Research Article
3. Revisiting the Security and Efficiency of SP2DAS, 3PDA, and EPPA Smart Grid Security Protocols

Hamid Amiryousefi; Zahra Ahmadian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 January 2022


  This paper analyses the security and efficiency of some notable privacy preserving data aggregation schemes, SP2DAS, 3PDA, and EPPA. For SP2DAS and 3PDA schemes, We show that despite the designers’ claims, there are efficient forgery attacks on the signature scheme used. We present aselective forgery ...  Read More

Research Article
4. Perfect Recovery of Small Tampers Using a Novel Fragile Watermarking Technique Based on Distributed Hamming Code

Faeze Rasouli; Mohammad Taheri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 January 2022


  Fragile watermarking is a technique of authenticating the originality of the media (e.g., image). Although the watermark is destroyed with any small modification (tamper), it may be used to recover the original image. There is no method yet, based on our knowledge, to guarantee the perfect recovery of ...  Read More

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