An Enhanced Password-Based User Authentication Scheme for Grid Computing
Based upon Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem, a simple password user authentication scheme was proposed by Lu et al. for grid computing. In their scheme, Lu et al. not only kept the advantages of Yoon et al.'s scheme, but enhanced the efficiency of mutual authentication and at the same time avoided the stolen-verifier attacks as well. However, their scheme is proven to be unable to resist the off-line password guessing attacks. Apart from that, the problem of people masquerading as a server to communicate with the other users in their scheme is also inevitable.