• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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A User Anonymous Mutual Authentication Protocol

Vol. 10, No. 9, September 29, 2016
10.3837/tiis.2016.09.026, Download Paper (Free):


Widespread use of wireless networks has drawn attention to ascertain confidential communication and proper authentication of an entity before granting access to services over insecure channels. Recently, Truong et al. proposed a modified dynamic ID-based authentication scheme which they claimed to resist smart-card-theft attack. Nevertheless, we find that their scheme is prone to smart-card-theft attack contrary to the author’s claim. Besides, anyone can impersonate the user as well as service provider server and can breach the confidentiality of communication by merely eavesdropping the login request and server’s reply message from the network. We also notice that the scheme does not impart user anonymity and forward secrecy. Therefore, we present another authentication scheme keeping apart the threats encountered in the design of Truong et al.’s scheme. We also prove the security of the proposed scheme with the help of widespread BAN (Burrows, Abadi and Needham) Logic.


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[IEEE Style]
S. Kumari, X. Li, F. Wu, A. K. Das, V. Odelu, M. K. Khan, "A User Anonymous Mutual Authentication Protocol," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 10, no. 9, pp. 4508-4528, 2016. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2016.09.026.

[ACM Style]
Saru Kumari, Xiong Li, Fan Wu, Ashok Kumar Das, Vanga Odelu, and Muhammad Khurram Khan. 2016. A User Anonymous Mutual Authentication Protocol. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 10, 9, (2016), 4508-4528. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2016.09.026.

[BibTeX Style]
@article{tiis:21229, title="A User Anonymous Mutual Authentication Protocol", author="Saru Kumari and Xiong Li and Fan Wu and Ashok Kumar Das and Vanga Odelu and Muhammad Khurram Khan and ", journal="KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems", DOI={10.3837/tiis.2016.09.026}, volume={10}, number={9}, year="2016", month={September}, pages={4508-4528}}