Cryptanalysis of Yang-Wang-Chang's Password Authentication Scheme With Smart Cards
Source: Kyung Hee University
In 2005, Yang, Wang, and Chang proposed an improved timestamp-based password authentication scheme in an attempt to overcome the flaws of Yang-Shieh's legendary timestamp-based remote authentication scheme using smart cards. After analyzing the improved scheme proposed by Yang-Wang-Chang, the authors have found that their scheme is still insecure and vulnerable to four types of forgery attacks. Hence, in this paper, the authors prove that, their claim that their scheme is intractable is incorrect. Also, they show that even an attack based on Sun et al.'s attack could be launched against their scheme which they claimed to resolve with their proposal.