SECURE COMMUNICATION USING PFS IN A DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENT

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Rani Kumari
Parma Nand
Suneet Chaudhary

Keywords

PFS, Attacks, Security Analysis, Security requirements

Abstract

Today millions of ordinary citizens are using networks for banking, shopping and filing their tax return. Network security has become a massive problem. All this requires network to identify its legal users for providing services. An authentication protocol used is Kerberos which uses strong secret key for user authentication but it is vulnerable in case of weak passwords. Authentication  & key distribution protocols requires sharing secret key(s) with a view that only the concerned users know to derive the information from it. These protocols are vulnerable to key guessing attacks. Another important consideration is perfect forward secrecy in which our proposed scheme cover cases with application servers, authentication servers or clients key are revealed & their combination. In this paper our proposed scheme deal with key guessing attacks, perfect forward secrecy and protocols for few combinations of keys. All these protocols are based on the fact that the keys are weak & can be exploited easily.

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