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Review Article
Cloud Computing Threats, Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures: A State-of-the-Art

Suryateja Satya Pericherla

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 1-58


  Cloud computing created a revolution in the way IT organizations and IT teams manage their internal digital resources and workloads. One major drawback or limitation of cloud computing, among others, is security. Cloud computing is plagued by a plethora of threats and vulnerabilities, with new ones being ...  Read More

Research Article
A Machine Learning Approach for Detecting and Categorizing Sensitive Methods in Android Malware

Hayyan Salman Hasan; Hasan Muhammad Deeb; Behrouz Tork Ladani

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 59-71


  Sensitive methods are those that are commonly used by Android malware to perform malicious behavior. These methods may be either evasion or malicious payload methods. Although there are several approaches to handle these methods for performing effective dynamic malware analysis, but generally most of ...  Read More

Research Article
Hierarchical Deterministic Wallets for Secure Steganography in Blockchain

Omid Torki; Maede Ashouri-Talouki; Mojtaba Mahdavi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 73-81


  Steganography is a solution for covert communication and blockchain is a p2p network for data transmission, so the benefits of blockchain can be used in steganography. In this paper, we discuss the advantages of blockchain in steganography, which include the ability to embed hidden data without manual ...  Read More

Research Article
Quantum Cryptanalysis of Symmetric Primitives by Improving Relaxed Variants of Simon’s Algorithm

Ali Khosravi; Taraneh Eghlidos

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 83-95


  The main goal of Simon’s Algorithm is to find the period of periodic functions. However, if the target function does not satisfy Simon's promise completely or if the number of superposition queries of the adversary is limited, Simon's algorithm cannot compute the actual period, unambiguously. These ...  Read More

Research Article
Highly Efficient and Revocable CP-ABE with Outsourcing Decryption for IoT

Sina Abdollahi; Javad Mohajeri; Mahmoud Salmasizadeh

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 97-110


  Ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption(CP-ABE) is considered a promising solution for secure data sharing in the cloud environment. Although very well expressiveness in ABE constructions can be achieved using a linear secret sharing scheme(LSSS), there is a significant drawback in such constructions. ...  Read More

Research Article
4n × 4n Diffusion Layers Based on Multiple 4 × 4 MDS Matrices

Mahdi Sajadieh; Arash Mirzaei

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 111-124


  In terms of security, MDS matrices are one of the best choices for diffusion layer of block ciphers. However, as these matrices grow in size, their software implementation becomes a challenge. In this paper, to benefit from the properties of MDS matrices and avoid the mentioned challenge, we use 4*4 ...  Read More

Review Article
A New Social Multi-Secret Sharing Scheme using Birkhoff Interpolation and Chinese Remainder Theorem

Mohammad Ebrahim Ebrahimi Kiasari; Nasrollah Pakniat; Abdolrasoul Mirghadri; Mojtaba Nazari

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 125-135


  Secret sharing (SS) schemes allow the sharing of a secret among a set of trustees in such a way that only some qualified subsets of them can recover the secret. Ordinary SS schemes assume that the trust to each trustee is fixed over time. However, this is not the case in many real scenarios. Social secret ...  Read More

Research Article
Lightweight Cryptographic S-Boxes Based on Efficient Hardware Structures for Block Ciphers

Bahram Rashidi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 137-151


  In this paper, we present four low-cost substitution boxes (S-boxes) including two 4-bit S-boxes called S1 and S2 and two 8-bit S-boxes called SB1 and SB2, which are suitable for the development of lightweight block ciphers. The 8-bit SB1 S-box is constructed based on four 4-bit S-boxes, multiplication ...  Read More