Hidden Vector Encryption (HVE) is a new kind of attribute-based encryption in which a vector is hidden in the ciphertext or linked with the secret key. In ESORICS 2014, Phuong et al. proposed an HVE scheme with constant-size ciphertext which is constructed in the prime order setting. In this paper, we show that Phuong et al.’s scheme is not vector-hiding due to public parameters in their scheme leak some information about vectors. Furthermore, an improved HVE scheme is proposed in the prime order setting and its security is proven in the security model. Comparison shows our scheme has more efficient in decryption than current other HVE schemes.
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