Secure Password-Based Remote User Authentication Scheme with Non-tamper Resistant Smart Cards

  • Ding Wang
  • Chun-guang Ma
  • Peng Wu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7371)


In DBSec’11, Li et al. showed that Kim and Chung’s password-based remote user authentication scheme is vulnerable to various attacks if the smart card is non-tamper resistant. Consequently, an improved version was proposed and claimed that it is secure against smart card security breach attacks. In this paper, however, we will show that Li et al.’s scheme still cannot withstand offline password guessing attack under the non-tamper resistance assumption of the smart card. In addition, their scheme is also prone to denial of service attack and fails to provide user anonymity and forward secrecy. Therefore, a robust scheme with a brief analysis is presented to overcome the identified drawbacks.


Cryptanalysis Network security Authentication protocol Smart card Non-tamper resistant User anonymity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ding Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chun-guang Ma
    • 1
  • Peng Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Harbin Engineering UniversityHarbin CityChina
  2. 2.Automobile Management Institute of PLABengbu CityChina

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