A new human identification protocol and Coppersmith's baby-step giant-step algorithm

Asghar, Hassan Jameel, Pieprzyk, Josef, & Wang, Huaxiong (2010) A new human identification protocol and Coppersmith's baby-step giant-step algorithm. Lecture Notes in Computer Science : Applied Cryptography and Network Security, 6123, pp. 349-366.

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We propose a new protocol providing cryptographically secure authentication to unaided humans against passive adversaries. We also propose a new generic passive attack on human identification protocols. The attack is an application of Coppersmith’s baby-step giant-step algorithm on human identification protcols. Under this attack, the achievable security of some of the best candidates for human identification protocols in the literature is further reduced. We show that our protocol preserves similar usability while achieves better security than these protocols. A comprehensive security analysis is provided which suggests parameters guaranteeing desired levels of security.

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ID Code: 70125
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: 8th International Conference, ACNS 2010, Beijing, China, June 22-25, 2010. Proceedings
Keywords: Human Computer Cryptography, Human Identification Protocols, Entity Authentication
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13708-2_21
ISSN: 0302-9743
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Statement: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13708-2_21
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2014 01:38
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 13:39

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