Next Article in Journal
Design and Development of a Three-Component Force Sensor for Milling Process Monitoring
Next Article in Special Issue
Bluetooth Low Power Modes Applied to the Data Transportation Network in Home Automation Systems
Previous Article in Journal
Real-Time Telemetry System for Monitoring Motion of Ships Based on Inertial Sensors
Previous Article in Special Issue
Design and Implementation of an Intelligent Windowsill System Using Smart Handheld Device and Fuzzy Microcontroller
Article Menu
Issue 5 (May) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sensors 2017, 17(5), 940; doi:10.3390/s17050940

Improving Biometric-Based Authentication Schemes with Smart Card Revocation/Reissue for Wireless Sensor Networks

1
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 2066 Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 16419, Korea
2
Department of Cyber Security, Howon University, 64 Howondae 3-gil, Impi-myeon, Gunsan-si, Jeonrabuk-do 54058, Korea
3
Department of Computer Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 2066 Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 16419, Korea
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Hemant Ghayvat and Nagender Kumar Suryadevara
Received: 8 March 2017 / Revised: 30 March 2017 / Accepted: 4 April 2017 / Published: 25 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Home Automation and Security)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [345 KB, uploaded 25 April 2017]   |  

Abstract

User authentication in wireless sensor networks is more difficult than in traditional networks owing to sensor network characteristics such as unreliable communication, limited resources, and unattended operation. For these reasons, various authentication schemes have been proposed to provide secure and efficient communication. In 2016, Park et al. proposed a secure biometric-based authentication scheme with smart card revocation/reissue for wireless sensor networks. However, we found that their scheme was still insecure against impersonation attack, and had a problem in the smart card revocation/reissue phase. In this paper, we show how an adversary can impersonate a legitimate user or sensor node, illegal smart card revocation/reissue and prove that Park et al.’s scheme fails to provide revocation/reissue. In addition, we propose an enhanced scheme that provides efficiency, as well as anonymity and security. Finally, we provide security and performance analysis between previous schemes and the proposed scheme, and provide formal analysis based on the random oracle model. The results prove that the proposed scheme can solve the weaknesses of impersonation attack and other security flaws in the security analysis section. Furthermore, performance analysis shows that the computational cost is lower than the previous scheme. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; user authentication; biometric; smart card wireless sensor networks; user authentication; biometric; smart card
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Moon, J.; Lee, D.; Lee, Y.; Won, D. Improving Biometric-Based Authentication Schemes with Smart Card Revocation/Reissue for Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2017, 17, 940.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top