Cryptanalysis of Tan's Improvement on a Password Authentication Scheme for Multi-server Environments

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Provided by: International Journal of Network Security
Topic: Data Centers
Format: PDF
Smart cards have been applied on password authentication in recent years. A user can input their identity and password to require services from the remote server. There are various attacks through an insecure network to obtain a user's information. Therefore, many schemes are proposed to guarantee secure communication. However, a lot of schemes are not secure. Recently, the researcher proposed an improved password authentication using a smart card for multi-server environments. In this paper, the authors show the weakness of researcher's scheme, and the user scheme cannot resist a password guessing attack.
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