Provided by: Reed Business Information
Date Added: Aug 2013
To support Evolved Packet System (EPS) in the Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has proposed an Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA) protocol, named EPS-AKA, which has become an emerging standard for Fourth-Generation (4G) wireless communications. However, due to the requirement of backward compatibility, EPS-AKA inevitably inherits some defects of its predecessor UMTS-AKA protocol that cannot resist several frequent attacks, i.e., redirection attack, man-in-the-middle attack, and DoS attack. Meanwhile, there are additional security issues associated with the EPS-AKA protocol, i.e., the lack of privacy-preservation and Key Forward/Backward Secrecy (KFS/KBS).