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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11379-11394; doi:10.3390/s140711379
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A Secure and Efficient Handover Authentication Protocol for Wireless Networks

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Received: 11 May 2014 / Revised: 19 June 2014 / Accepted: 23 June 2014 / Published: 26 June 2014
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Abstract

Handover authentication protocol is a promising access control technology in the fields of WLANs and mobile wireless sensor networks. In this paper, we firstly review an effcient handover authentication protocol, named PairHand, and its existing security attacks and improvements. Then, we present an improved key recovery attack by using the linearly combining method and reanalyze its feasibility on the improved PairHand protocol. Finally, we present a new handover authentication protocol, which not only achieves the same desirable effciency features of PairHand, but enjoys the provable security in the random oracle model.
Keywords: wireless network; security; privacy; handover authentication wireless network; security; privacy; handover authentication
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Wang, W.; Hu, L. A Secure and Efficient Handover Authentication Protocol for Wireless Networks. Sensors 2014, 14, 11379-11394.

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