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Security Enhancements of an Improved Timestamp-Based Remote User Authentication Scheme

  • Younghwa An
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 339)

Abstract

Password-based authentication schemes have been widely adopted to protect resources from unauthorized access. In 2011, Awasthi et al. proposed an improved timestamp-based remote authentication scheme to remove the drawbacks of Shen et al.’s scheme. In this paper, we show that Awasthi et al.’s scheme is vulnerable to the user impersonation attack, the password guessing attack, the insider attack and does not provide mutual authentication. Also, we propose the enhanced scheme to overcome these security drawbacks, even if the secret information stored in the smart card is revealed. As a result of security analysis, the enhanced scheme is relatively more secure than the related scheme in terms of security.

Keywords

Authentication Smart Card User Impersonation Attack Password Guessing Attack 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Younghwa An
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  1. 1.Division of Computer and Media Information EngineeringKangnam Univ.Yongin-siKorea

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