Security

Enhancements of Authenticated Multiple Key Exchange Protocol Based on Bilinear Pairings

Date Added: Sep 2009
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The author proposes two new authenticated multiple key exchange protocols based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and bilinear pairings. In this paper, the authors show an impersonation attack on their pairing-based authenticated key exchange protocol. They demonstrate that any attacker can impersonate an entity to share multiple session keys with another entity of his/her choice by using only the public key of the victim. Moreover, their protocol fails to provide perfect forward secrecy, despite of their claim to the contrary.