An Adoption of Kerberos to 3G Network for Mutual Authentication: Challenges and Evaluations
Source: Sungkyunkwan University
Despite its current popularity, mobile communication can carry significant security risks. The Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA) adapted by the Third Generation (3G) networks aims to strengthen wireless security. This standard provides mutual authentication between the user and the mobile network as well as cipher and integrity key management. However, the AKA is vulnerable to the false base station attack because of a lack of vigorous mutual authentication and a high authentication delay problem.