The S/key One-Time Password System

Computing systems have been under increasingly sophisticated attack over the Internet and by using dial-up access ports. One form of attack is eavesdropping on network connections to obtain login id's and passwords of legitimate users. This information is used at a later time to attack the system. The authors have developed a prototype software system, the S/KEYTM one-time password system, to counter this type of attack and have been using it experimentally for external access to a research computer complex at Bellcore. The S/KEY system has several advantages compared with other one-time or multi-use authentication systems.

Provided by: Morristown Partnership Topic: Data Centers Date Added: Jan 2011 Format: PDF

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