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Quantum Information Processing

, Volume 14, Issue 9, pp 3515–3522 | Cite as

Intercept-and-resend attack on controlled bidirectional quantum direct communication and its improvement

  • Chih-Hung Chang
  • Yi-Ping Luo
  • Chun-Wei Yang
  • Tzonelih Hwang
Article

Abstract

Recently, Ye and Jiang (Chin Phys Lett 30(4):040305, 2013) proposed two controlled bidirectional quantum direct communication protocols by using a Green–Horne–Zeilinger state and a Bell state. This paper shows that a malicious user, Bob, can obtain the other user’s secret message without the controller’s permission by performing an intercept-and-resend attack. An improvement is then proposed to avoid this problem.

Keywords

Bidirectional quantum direct communication Controlled quantum direct communication Quantum cryptography Quantum dialogue  Quantum direct communication 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the Ministry of Science and Technology of Republic of China for financial support of this research under Contract No. MOST 103-2221-E-006-177.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chih-Hung Chang
    • 1
  • Yi-Ping Luo
    • 1
  • Chun-Wei Yang
    • 1
  • Tzonelih Hwang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainan CityTaiwan, ROC

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