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Security Analysis on "An Authentication Code Against Pollution Attacks in Network Coding"

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Executive Summary

The authors analyze the security of the authentication code against pollution attacks in network coding given by Oggier and Fathi and show one way to remove one very strong condition they required. Actually, they find a way to attack their authentication scheme. In their scheme, they considered that if some malicious nodes in the network collude to make pollution in the network flow or make substitution attacks to other nodes, they thought these malicious nodes must solve a system of linear equations to recover the secret parameters. Then they concluded that their scheme is an unconditional secure scheme.

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