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Computers 2016, 5(3), 15;

Strong Authentication Scheme Based on Hand Geometry and Smart Card Factors

School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuchang District, Wuhan 430079, China
Computer Science Deptment, Education College for Pure Sciences, Basrah University, Basrah 61004, Iraq
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Academic Editor: Thomas Strang
Received: 28 March 2016 / Revised: 8 June 2016 / Accepted: 9 June 2016 / Published: 11 July 2016
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In 2009, Xu et al. presented a safe, dynamic, id-based on remote user authentication method that has several advantages such as freely chosen passwords and mutual authentication. In this paper, we review the Xu–Zhu–Feng scheme and indicate many shortcomings in their scheme. Impersonation attacks and insider attacks could be effective. To overcome these drawbacks, we propose a secure biometric-based remote authentication scheme using biometric characteristics of hand-geometry, which is aimed at withstanding well-known attacks and achieving good performance. Furthermore, our work contains many crucial merits such as mutual authentication, user anonymity, freely chosen passwords, secure password changes, session key agreements, revocation by using personal biometrics, and does not need extra device or software for hand geometry in the login phase. Additionally, our scheme is highly efficient and withstands existing known attacks like password guessing, server impersonation, insider attacks, denial of service (DOS) attacks, replay attacks, and parallel-session attacks. Compared with the other related schemes, our work is powerful both in communications and computation costs. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart card; user authentication; hand geometry; key agreement smart card; user authentication; hand geometry; key agreement

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Yassin, A.A.; Yao, J.; Han, S. Strong Authentication Scheme Based on Hand Geometry and Smart Card Factors. Computers 2016, 5, 15.

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