Modified anonymous authentication scheme with enhanced security for wireless communication

Muhammad Asif Khan, Firdous Kausar, Ashraf Masood

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Authentication is the first and most important step in provision of any secure service to the users. It is used to ensure that only authentic users be able to use that secure service.Anonymous authentication is another vital aspect in wireless secure communication. Anonymous authentication is termed as authenticating the user without disclosing his/her identity. Many authentication with anonymity schemes are propose for secure communication in wireless environment. Wireless communication technology is susceptible to many common attacks. In this paper we point out security flaws in recently proposed improved anonymous authentication schemes in wireless communication, in which the inside adversary who register as a legitimate user reveals the identity of user and thus defeat the anonymity. We propose a modified anonymous authentication scheme with enhanced security, covering the security flaws identified in recent schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Security and Assurance - 4th International Conference, ISA 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Information Security and Assurance, ISA 2010 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: Jun 23 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume76 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference4th International Conference on Information Security and Assurance, ISA 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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