Adaptable and reliable authentication protocol for communication networks

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In this paper, we propose a new authentication and key distribution protocol which is adaptable and reliable for communication networks. The secrets for authentication, which are chosen from a relatively small space by common users, are easy to guess. Our protocol gives a solution to protect the weak secrets from guessing attacks. Compared with other related work, our protocol is more reliable because it is resistant to various kinds of attacks including guessing attacks, and more adaptable because it reduces several overheads which make the existing protocols more expensive. We show how to apply our protocol to the Q.931 calling sequences and to the World Wide Web model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-744
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 16th IEEE Annual Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM. Part 1 (of 3) - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: 1997 Apr 71997 Apr 12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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