Cryptanalysis and Improvement of Remote User Authentication Scheme Using Smart Card

R. Madhusudhan, Manjunath Hegde

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Abstract

In a distributed environment, one of the major concerns is authentication of remote users. In this sector, legitimate users are more powerful attackers. The remote systems working with password and smart card ensures authorised access. Smart card based remote user authentication schemes have been adopted due to their low computation cost and portability. In 2012, Wen and Li proposed an improved dynamic ID based remote user authentication with key agreement scheme. They stated that their scheme provides protection against impersonation attack and preserves secret information. In this paper, we unveil the drawbacks of Wen and Li's scheme. Also we show that their scheme does not detect wrong password quickly, making it vulnerable to insider and smart card stolen attack. Further the scheme provides no protection for forward secrecy. To solve these security weaknesses, we propose a robust authentication scheme which overcomes all the pointed flaws, by keeping eminence of Wen and Li's scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 6th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Technologies to Serve Humanity, ICCCE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages84-89
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509024278
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29-12-2016
Event6th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering, ICCCE 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 25-07-201627-07-2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 6th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering: Innovative Technologies to Serve Humanity, ICCCE 2016

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering, ICCCE 2016
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period25-07-1627-07-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Instrumentation

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