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Eighth International Network Conference (INC 2010)
Title: Strong Remote User Authentication Scheme using Smart Cards
Author(s): Rafael Martínez-Peláez, Francisco Rico-Novella, Cristina Satizábal, Jacek Pomykala
Keywords: Authentication, lightweight devices, low-cost cryptography, low-cost communication, secure communication
Abstract: Recently, Hu, Niu, and Yang proposed a remote user authentication scheme using smart cards. Although this scheme prevents several attacks, the scheme fails to establish a session key. Moreover, the scheme requires counters-synchronization and the server maintains a verification table. In order to remedy these drawbacks, this paper proposes a remote user authentication scheme which provides strong security with low communication- and computational-cost. In addition, the proposed scheme does not maintain a verification table, does not need synchronization, and establishes a session key. Furthermore, the security analysis and performance evaluation proved that the proposed scheme is feasible for smart cards.
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