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Provable Data Possession (PDP) and Proofs of Retrievability (POR) of Current Big User Data

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posted on 2023-04-20, 16:28 authored by Ieuan Walker, Chaminda HewageChaminda Hewage, Ambikesh Jayal

 A growing trend over the last few years is storage outsourcing, where the concept of third-party data warehousing has become more popular. This trend prompts several interesting privacy and security issues. One of the biggest concerns with third-party data storage providers is accountability. This article, critically reviews two schemas/algorithms that allow users to check the integrity and availability of their outsourced data on untrusted data stores (i.e., third-party data storages). The reviewed schemas are provable data possession (PDP) and proofs of retrievability (POR). Both are cryptographic protocols designed to provide clients the assurance that their data are secure on the untrusted data storages. Furthermore, a conceptual framework is proposed to mitigate the weaknesses of the current storage solutions. 


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Walker, I., Hewage, C., & Jayal, A. (2022) 'Provable Data Possession (PDP) and Proofs of Retrievability (POR) of Current Big User Data', SN Computer Science, 3, 1-9.

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