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Elliptic Curve Signcryption-Based Mutual Authentication Protocol for Smart Cards

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Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amity University Haryana, Gurugram 122413, India
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Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida 201312, India
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Graduate School, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
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Faculty of Information Technology, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
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Robotics and Internet of Things Lab, Department of Computer Science, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh 11586, Saudi Arabia
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(22), 8291; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10228291
Received: 21 September 2020 / Revised: 16 November 2020 / Accepted: 17 November 2020 / Published: 23 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Computing and Artificial Intelligence)
In the modern computing environment, smart cards are being used extensively, which are intended to authenticate a user with the system or server. Owing to the constrictions of computational resources, smart card-based systems require an effective design and efficient security scheme. In this paper, a smart card authentication protocol based on the concept of elliptic curve signcryption has been proposed and developed, which provides security attributes, including confidentiality of messages, non-repudiation, the integrity of messages, mutual authentication, anonymity, availability, and forward security. Moreover, the analysis of security functionalities shows that the protocol developed and explained in this paper is secure from password guessing attacks, user and server impersonation, replay attacks, de-synchronization attacks, insider attacks, known key attacks, and man-in-the-middle attacks. The results have demonstrated that the proposed smart card security protocol reduces the computational overhead on a smart card by 33.3% and the communication cost of a smart card by 34.5%, in comparison to the existing efficient protocols. It can, thus, be inferred from the results that using elliptic curve signcryption in the authentication mechanism reduces the computational cost and communication overhead by a significant amount. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart card; security; elliptic curve cryptography; authentication; signcryption; protocol smart card; security; elliptic curve cryptography; authentication; signcryption; protocol
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Singh, A.K.; Solanki, A.; Nayyar, A.; Qureshi, B. Elliptic Curve Signcryption-Based Mutual Authentication Protocol for Smart Cards. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 8291. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10228291

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Singh AK, Solanki A, Nayyar A, Qureshi B. Elliptic Curve Signcryption-Based Mutual Authentication Protocol for Smart Cards. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(22):8291. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10228291

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Singh, Anuj Kumar, Arun Solanki, Anand Nayyar, and Basit Qureshi. 2020. "Elliptic Curve Signcryption-Based Mutual Authentication Protocol for Smart Cards" Applied Sciences 10, no. 22: 8291. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10228291

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