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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11379-11394;

A Secure and Efficient Handover Authentication Protocol for Wireless Networks

School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
The State Key Laboratory of Information Security, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
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Received: 11 May 2014 / Revised: 19 June 2014 / Accepted: 23 June 2014 / Published: 26 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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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. View Full-Text
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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