International Journal of Computer Applications
In this paper, the authors introduce a new authentication protocol using the tripartite signcryption scheme without bilinear pairings that provides confidentiality and authentication between three entities. Mobile communication seems very attractive to users as well as operators and service providers. However, despite of its numerous advantages, mobile communication has been facing many security problems. In this paper, it is demonstrated how the proposed tripartite signcryption scheme can be used to provide authentication and to guarantee secure communication.