Security Analysis and Enhancements of an Effective Biometric-Based Remote User Authentication Scheme Using Smart Cards

Recently, many biometrics-based user authentication schemes using smart cards have been proposed to improve the security weaknesses in user authentication system. In 2011, Das proposed an efficient biometric-based remote user authentication scheme using smart cards that can provide strong authentication and mutual authentication. In this paper, the authors analyze the security of Das's authentication scheme, and they have shown that Das's authentication scheme is still insecure against the various attacks. Also, they proposed the enhanced scheme to remove these security problems of Das's authentication scheme, even if the secret information stored in the smart card is revealed to an attacker.

Provided by: Hindawi Publishing Topic: Security Date Added: Jun 2012 Format: PDF

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