Is Entity Authentication Necessary?

  • Chris J. Mitchell
  • Paulo S. Pagliusi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2845)


Conventionally, mutual entity authentication is seen as the necessary precursor to the establishment of a secure connection. However, there exist examples of cases where authentication is not needed. The purpose of this paper is to consider this proposition, illustrated by case studies, and to use the findings of this investigation as input for the design of authentication protocols suitable for use in future Internet access environments supporting ubiquitous mobility.


Mobile User Authentication Protocol Home Network Message Authentication Code Entity Authentication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris J. Mitchell
    • 1
  • Paulo S. Pagliusi
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Security GroupRoyal Holloway, University of LondonEgham, SurreyUK

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