Amir Herzberg, Igal Yoffe



We present a layered architecture for secure e-commerce applications and protocols with fully automated dispute-resolution process, robust to communication failures and malicious faults. Our design is modular, with precise yet general-purpose interfaces and functionalities, and allows usage as an underlying secure service to different e-commerce, e-banking and other distributed systems. The interfaces support diverse, flexible and extensible payment scenarios and instruments, including direct buyer-seller payments as well as (the more common) indirect payments via payment service providers (e.g. banks). Our design is practical, efficient, and ensures reliability and security under realistic failure and delay conditions.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Herzberg A. and Yoffe I. (2006). LAYERED ARCHITECTURE FOR SECURE E-COMMERCE APPLICATIONS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-63-4, pages 118-125. DOI: 10.5220/0002099801180125

in Bibtex Style

author={Amir Herzberg and Igal Yoffe},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2006)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2006)
SN - 978-972-8865-63-4
AU - Herzberg A.
AU - Yoffe I.
PY - 2006
SP - 118
EP - 125
DO - 10.5220/0002099801180125